Le Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris
Le Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris
Le Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris
Le Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris
Le Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris

ANNE WILSON GOLDTHWAITE (1869-1944)

Le Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris

c. 1906 American

Offered by Hurlingham Fine Arts

£2,600 gbp
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Anne Wilson Goldthwaite was born into a distinguished family from Montgomery, Alabama. After her parents died she was raised by her aunt as a society Southern Belle but moved to New York after her fiancée was killed in a duel. She studied etching with Charles Mielatz at the National Academy of Design and painting with Walter Shirlaw.

She moved to Paris in 1906 where she first met the American writer Gertrude Stein while out painting in the Luxembourg Gardens. Goldthwaite described Stein as "looking something like an immense dark brown egg. She wore, wrapped tight around her, a brown kimono-like garment and a large flat black hat, and stood on feet covered with wide sandals". At the time Goldthwaite had no idea she was meeting one of the most influential and avant-garde figures in Paris. She accepted an invitation to visit Stein's apartment where she later recounted, "...walking through a little pebbled court we went into a beautiful large studio filled with antique Italian furniture. The walls were covered with the most remarkable pictures I had ever seen ". It was Goldthwaite's first introduction to the modernist Fauve and Cubist paintings of Matisse and Picasso. Thanks to her friendship with Stein she became a close part of their art circle.

After moving from studio to studio, she joined a group of young artists called the Académie Moderne tutored by Charles Guérin and Othon Friesz. She returned to New York in 1913 where she exhibited at the Armory Show alongside artists such as Mary Cassatt, Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Vincent Van Gogh, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. A large collection her paintings and prints are held at the Metropolitan Museum and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Good condition, board slightly bowed.
Dimensions
Height 8.50 inch (21.59 cm)
Width 10.50 inch (26.67 cm)
Medium
Oil on board
Signed/Inscribed
Signed in pencil on reverse and inscribed "216 Raspail, Au Luxembourg "
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