DescriptionEMMA RICHARDSON CHERRY (1859-1954)
Bridge at Springtime
Oil on canvasboard
20in. x 14in.
Signed lower left
Known for both her portraits and light-infused paintings of landscape and still life scenes, Emma Richardson Cherry was a Texas artist who studied at the Art Institute in Chicago and in New York at the Art Students League under such masters as William Merritt Chase. She studied and exhibited in Italy and France, training at the Academie Julian in Paris and also with Luc-Olivier Merson. Settling in Houston in 1893, Cherry was active in art circles and frequently exhibited her work, earning several awards over the course of her career.
Provenance: Estate of the artist
Bequeathed to Houston Baptist University, Houston, TX
Acquired through David Dike Fine Art, Dallas, TX
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Exhibited: The Heritage Society Museum, Houston, TX, "Actively Working, Silently Waiting: The Paintings of Emma Richardson Cherry," July 1 - September 26, 2004, no. 4
Reference: John and Deborah Powers, Texas Painters, Sculptors & Graphic Artists: A Biographical Dictionary of Artists in Texas before 1942 (Woodmont Books, Austin, 2000).
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