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Lilla Cabot Perry: Impressions of Monet in Giverny

“Mrs. Lilla Cabot Perry takes rank among the greatest modern painters.”

 

—Review of Perry’s Exhibition

at The St. Botolph Club

Jenny Aldrich as Lilla Cabot Perry

Born a “Boston Brahmin” in 1848, married to an erudite, critically but not financially successful author, mother of three daughters, at 36 she decided to become a professional artist. Five years later, she was exhibiting in the Paris Salon and she met Claude Monet. They began a friendship which caused her to spend nine summers in Giverny the French village which became the “cradle of American Impressionism.”

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