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Henrietta M. Shore
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Toronto, Canada
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San Jose, CA
Shore began painting at age 13 and studied at St. Mary's College in Toronto, ASL in NYC under Henri, and in London at Heatherly Art School. While in London she became a friend of John Singer Sargent who greatly influenced her work. She maintained a studio in Los Angeles 1913-20 and, upon moving to NYC in 1921, became an American citizen. Although based in NYC during the 1920s, summers were spent in Hollywood where she was active in the local art scene. Shore was internationally known when an invitation to exhibit brought her to the Monterey Peninsula in 1928. After establishing a studio in Carmel, she lived there the rest of her life. Her early works were realistically depicted; wereas, her style later matured into Impressionism and semi-abstract forms. Her visual repertoire includes landscapes, portraiture, figure studies, and floral still lifes. Robert Henri hailed her as one of the great wome painters of her time. "Henrietta Shore and her Work" by Merle Armitage was published in 1963 and a chapter was devoted to her in the 1939 book entitled "Art from the Mayans to Walt Disney" by Jean Charlot.