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    THEODORE EARL BUTLER (American, 1861-1936)
    Femme de L' Artiste, 1908
    Oil on canvas
    29 x 23-1/2 inches (73.7 x 59.7 cm)
    Signed and dated lower right: T.E. Butler '08

    Hammer Galleries, New York City (label verso);
    Waddington Galleries, Montréal.

    This painting will be included in Patrick Bertrand's forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the artist's works.

    Claude Monet and the artists' colony at Giverny helped transform Ohio native Theodore Butler into a premiere Post-Impressionist painter. He studied at the Art Students League in New York and at the Académies Julian and Colarossi in Paris before traveling to Giverny in 1888. At Giverny, Butler crafted his own style, combining Impressionist color and brushwork with Post-Impressionist abstracted, flattened forms and an emphasis on patterning. Such elements, in addition to the favorite Nabis subject of a figure in an intimate interior, characterize Femme de l'artiste, a portrait of Butler's second wife Marthe Hoschedé, Monet's stepdaughter and the sister of Butler's first wife, Suzanne Hoschedé. Butler married Marthe in 1900 and depicted her here in their house at Giverny.

    By the 1910s, Butler was producing landscapes with more vivid Fauve-like color. During this later period, he also particiated in the 1913 Armory Show in Chicago and helped organize the Society of Independent Artists with John Sloan. Today his works can be seen at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; El Paso Museum of Art; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Oklahoma City Museum of Art; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia; and Phoenix Art Museum.

    More information about THEODORE EARL BUTLER, also known as Butler, Theodore Earl, Butler, Theodore, Butler, Theodore E., Theodore Earl Butler.

    Condition Report*: Light craquelure visible throughout; two minor spots on the left extreme edge; 4-inch light linear line of pin point in-painting on the bottom middle edge. Framed Dimensions 39 X 33.5 Inches
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