Lunch and Learn: Artist Lilla Cabot Perry

February 15, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH, 03458
United States

Snowy Monday Hancock 1913
Explore the world and work of Monadnock Region artist Lilla Cabot Perry (1848 – 1933) in this Lunch and Learn talk. Lilla Cabot Perry was an advocate of the Impressionist style of painting in America, a devotee of japonisme, and of Claude Monet. Perry came late to her calling as a painter, not beginning her formal studies until the age of 36. Perry spent her later years at her summer house in Hancock, New Hampshire until her death in 1933.
After marrying in 1874, Perry and her family traveled widely, living in Paris from 1887 to 1889, where Lilla studied painting. She also trained in Munich and copied old-master paintings in Italy, England, and Spain. It was in 1889, when she was 41 years old, that Perry saw her first Impressionist painting (a work by Claude Monet). Perry sought out the artist and became his close friend. For nine summers the Perrys rented a house at Giverny, near Monet’s, and although he never took pupils, he often advised Perry on her art.
Between 1898 and 1901, the family resided in Japan. This experience gave Perry a rare opportunity to study the sources of Impressionism—notably Japanese fabrics and prints—in depth. There, she produced some 80 paintings; she continued to be prolific throughout her life.
This talk will explore Perry’s work, her associations with Monet and Pissarro and the role of women in painting in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
See more of Lilla Cabot Perry’s work here.
Lunch and Learn programs begin with lunch provided by Harlow’s Pub. Enjoy a selection of sandwich wraps accompanined by salad and chips. After lunch and time to socalize, guest will enjoy dessert and coffee while listening to a lively illustrated lecture.