Letters from Paris: American Artists in Paris, 1860-1930
About the Project
In the mid- to late 1800s and early 1900s, many Americans traveled to Paris, France, to further their careers, and artists were no exception! American portraitists, realists, impressionists, and abstract artists all studied, lived, and worked in Paris, France during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Many of them wrote letters back home to family and friends describing their lives there, whether it was studio visits, copying the masters at the Louvre, or their military service during World War I. Transcribe the letters of thirteen of these artists and their families and friends, and travel with them to the small world of expatriate American artists in Paris, circa 1860-1930.