Louise Pershing (1904-1986) "She Was My Only Child" 1946 Oil Painting 48" x 36"

For sale is an exceptional oil painting by noted American artist Louise Pershing.

*****Please read condition description" above for details and also her biography below.

Louise M. Pershing

Born: 24 May 1904, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Died: 1986, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Louise Pershing was one of Pittsburgh's most prominent painters. She painted portraits, still life and landscapes. Her portraits were described by Dr. Paul Chew as "character studies rather than photographic likenesses," while her landscapes and still-life were painted "in a vigorous style with quick, heavy brushstrokes and vibrant color."

Pershing was born in Pittsburgh in 1904. Her father was a designer who built a number of houses in Pittsburgh's East Side. After attending the Knox School for Girls in Cooperstown, New York, Pershing spent three years studying at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. She later attended the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh, where she studied under Alexander Kostellow and G. Romanoglie. Pershing also studied under the abstract expressionist painter Hans Hoffman. She was a member of the National Association of Women Artists, the Pittsburgh Watercolor Society, and the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh.

Pershing's first public exhibition
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