By Carolyn J. Brown
Artist Kate Freeman Clark (1875�1957) left in the back of over 1000 work now saved at a gallery bearing her identify in her place of birth of Holly Springs, Mississippi. however it was once now not till after her dying in 1957 on the age of eighty-one that voters even found that she was once a painter of substantial stature. In her will, Clark left the town her kin domestic, her work saved at a warehouse in long island for over 40 years, and cash to construct a gallery, a lot to the shock of the Holly Springs community.
As a tender lady, Clark studied artwork in manhattan and took periods with a number of the maximum American artists of the day. From the beginning Clark approached the learn of artwork with self-discipline and tenacity. She discovered from William Merritt Chase while he opened his personal college in 1895. for 6 consecutive summers at his Shinnecock summer season college of paintings in ny, she mastered the plein air approach. Chase expert many girl scholars, but he well-known Clark as �his so much proficient pupil.� The publication prints, for the 1st time, excerpts from Clark�s pleasant magazine of the artist�s event at Chase�s tuition, giving readers firsthand reporting of an artist-led institution within the early 20th century.
Clark lower back to Holly Springs in 1923. Mysteriously, unfortunately, she by no means resumed portray and lived the final years of her existence in quietude. The Artist�s Sketch shines a mild on Clark, ultimately bringing her out of obscurity. This booklet additionally introduces Clark�s paintings to a brand new iteration of readers and highlights present tasks and critical paintings being performed in Holly Springs by way of the Kate Freeman Clark paintings Gallery and the Marshall County old Museum, the 2 associations that, considering that her demise, have labored challenging to maintain Kate Freeman Clark�s legacy alive.