Blenner sits at an easel and holds a palette in his left hand. Identification on accompaning label reads: Carle Joan Blenner(1864-1952). Blenner painted the portraits of many famous Americans and Europeans including royalty. He also did decorative floral pieces and landscapes. A friend, William Wallace Whitlock, wrote of his studio in "The Puritan":"His New York studio shows a tendency toward simplicity of furnishing and lack of 'fixings' which is now so pronounced in the artistic world." Published in: Archives of American Art Journal v. 12, no. 3, p. 10; v. 36, no. 3-4, p. 14
Carle J. Blenner, ca. 1890 / unidentified photographer. Photographs of artists donated by the Worcester Art Museum, circa 1880-1900. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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