Woman with a Parasol. Oil on canvas. Signed lower right. Sight measures 29.75 in. high x 23.75 in. wide, (with frame 39 in. high x 33 in. wide).
Born in McHenry, Illinois, Pauline Palmer became a painter in realist and impressionist styles depicting a variety of subjects including landscapes, street and beach scenes, genre, and portraits. She trained at the Art Institute of Chicago and studied with William Merritt Chase, Kenneth Hayes Miller, and Charles Hawthorne and also in Paris. She married Dr. Albert Palmer of Chicago and he encouraged her art career. She exhibited annually at the Art Institute of Chicago for nearly three decades and during that time, won most of the major awards and prizes. Highly active in Chicago, Palmer was the first woman elected president of the Chicago Society of Artists in 1918. She was also a member of the Chicago Art Guild, the Chicago Arts Club, and exhibited with these groups as well as the National Association of Women Painters and Sculptors. The Palmers had a summer home in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and were highly involved in the art community there. After becoming a widow at age fifty-three she spent more time working in her Cape Cod studio.
Condition: In very good condition.