Reflections, oil on canvas, signed/dated 1959 l/l,
20" x 16" sight, 25"
About the Painting: This painting is in very good condition.
There is some loss of paint along the edges
where the canvas was rubbed by an earlier
frame, otherwise there is no damage. A superb
example of Alice Stoddard's portraiture.
Regrettably, the subject is unknown, but
this painting will add richness and impact
to any collection of American 20th Century
About the Artist: Born in Watertown, Connecticut, Alice Stoddard
was a landscape, portrait, and marine painter.
She studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of
the Fine Arts with Thomas Eakins, Thomas
Anshutz and William Merritt Chase. She also
studied at the Philadelphia School of Design
for Women. In 1948, she married artist Joseph
During World War I, Stoddard did battlefield
drawings and paintings while serving
the YMCA in France. She spent many
on Monhegan Island, Maine, painting
colorful landscapes. In Philadelphia,
painted portraits of numerous luminaries
such as Federal and Supreme Court judges.
She was a frequent exhibitor with the
Academy of Design and was elected an Associate Member of the National
Academy of Design in 1938. She exhibited
at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
(prizes 1911,1913, Gold Medal 1926), the
Corcoran Gallery Biennials , the Panama-Pacific
Exposition in San Francisco(1915), the Sesquicentennial
Exposition in Philadelphia(1926), the National
Academy of Design (1917 medal,1928 medal)
the Philadelphia Art Club (1913 prize, 1916
Gold Medal), the Corcoran Gallery of Art,
the Albright Gallery of Art in Buffalo, the
Brooklyn Museum, the Wilmington Art Club,
the Philadelphia Art Alliance, the Woodmere
Art Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago
and the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts,
among others.Her work is included in the
collections of the Pennsylvania Academy of
Fine Arts, Delano Art Museum, and Reading
(Pa.) Museum. A portrait of Beatrice Fox Griffith of Haverford
West, Pennsylvania, painted in 1949 is in
the ciollection of the Alderney Library,
Alderney, Channel Isles.
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Note: The image below is of another Alice
Kent painting executed during the latter
years of her life, demontrating her style
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