Artists

Mary Helen Carlisle
American, 1869–1925

Mary Helen Carlisle was born in South Africa but educated in England. She studied in Paris for five years at the Académie Julian under William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Tony Robert-Fleury, and Benjamin Jean-Joseph Constant. She traveled extensively throughout the United States and was active in California from about 1911 to 1915, after which she moved to New York.

Carlisle was an internationally renowned artist who exhibited her works at the Royal Academy of Arts in London; the Paris Salon; Walker’s Art Gallery, London; Charles Cobb Gallery, Boston; Knoedler & Co., New York; and Steckel Gallery, Los Angeles. Using pastels, Carlisle deftly captured the play of light and shadow in her brightly colored impressionistic landscapes. Carlisle also drew portraits and painted ivory miniatures. 

Studied:
Académie Julian, Paris, France (ca.1890 – ca.1895)

Related Visual Artists:
Student of Benjamin Jean-Joseph Constant student of Tony Robert-Fleury student of William-Adolphe Bouguereau

Fellowships, grants and awards:
Award, National Association of Women Painters and Sculptors, New York, NY, USA (1914) Member, National Association of Women Painters and Sculptors, New York, NY, USA (1911) Honorable Mention, Le Salon, Académie des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France (1890)

Earliest exhibition:
Royal Academy of Arts, London, England (1890)

Artist retrospective(s):
Knoedler & Co., New York, NY, USA (1925)

Source:
Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"

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