Thursday, August 2, 2007

Jennie Augusta Brownscombe (1850-1936)

Sierra Club


Jennie Augusta Brownscombe specialized in sentimental genre works and paintings based on American history. Born in a log cabin in rural Pennsylvania, Brownscombe exhibited talent at an early age. She attended the School of Design for Women of the Cooper Union, the Antique and Life Schools of the National Academy of Design, and the Art Students League. She also studied in Paris and Brittany. Brownscombe's early popularity resulted from the reproduction of her work in popular magazines such as Scribner's and Harper's Weekly. Her work also appeared on calendars and greeting cards. Love's Young Dream was one of the most popular of Brownscombe's illustrations. [Adapted from National Museum of Women in the Arts]


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