Alice French

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  • Alice
  • Helen
  • Helm
  • French
  • William M.R. French (Exeter, New Hampshire October 1, 1843-June 3, 1914, Chicago, Illinois) married March 27, 1890 (his second wife) Director of Art Institute for 35 years interested in prisoners’ aid work, president of the Central Howard Association 10 years brother of sculptor Daniel C. French
  • Henry Helm French, 1891-199?; Norwalk, Connecticut Prentiss French, 1894-1989; San Rafael, California
  • March 17, 1864
  • Lake Forest, Illinois
  • September 16, 1950
  • Williamstown, Massachusetts
  • 1894-1914: 9203 Pleasant Ave., Beverly Hills, Chicago, Illinois [house they built]
  • Chicago, Illinois

    Williamstown, Massachusetts
  • Painter-Oil, Pastelist
  • Lake Forest schools, Lake Forest, Illinois
    School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
  • Array
  • November 1890: Art Students League: Yellow Roses; Birch Trees; A Meadow—Concord, Mass.; The Brook Among the Hills; A Green Pasture

    April 24-May 10, 1891: Eighth Annual Exhibition, Palette Club, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois: Roses oil; A Kentucky Road, oil

    January 30-February 25, 1906: Exhibition of Works by Chicago Artists, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois: The Little Ruby Johnstone, Collection of Mrs. Robert Bruce Johnstone

    February 4-March 1, 1908: Exhibition of Works by Chicago Artists, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois: The Terrace, pastel; The Old Willows, pastel, Collection of Mrs. Clifford Snowden; From My Window at Beverly Hills, The Snow Storm, pastel; From My Window at Beverly Hills, Winter Night, pastel, Collection of Mrs. Robert W. Gegner; From My Window at Beverly Hills, Mid-Winter, pastel, Collection of Mrs. John F. Merrill; White Oaks and Evergreens, oil

    April 28-June 7, 1908: Twentieth Annual Exhibition of Water-Colors, Pastels and Miniatures by American Artists, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois: Christmas Eve-The Star in the East, pastel; The Path Through the Drifts, pastel; Autumn at Beverly Hills, pastel

    October 20-November 29, 1908: Twenty-first Annual Exhibition of Oil Paintings and Sculpture by Contemporary American Artists, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois: Portrait of a Great-Great-Grandmother, oil, Collection of Mrs. Robert Patterson Shields; The Peony Farm, oil

    January 31-March 14, 1909: 104th Annual Exhibition of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Portrait of a Great-great Grandmother

    February 2-28, 1909: Exhibition of Works by Chicago Artists, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois: Portrait of Mrs. Helm

    May 11-June 13, 1909: Twenty-First Annual Exhibition of Water-Colors, Pastels and Miniatures by American Artists, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois: Helen, pastel, Collection of Dr. Dearborn

    October 30-November 21, 1909: Twentieth Annual Exhibition of New York Water Color Club, American Fine Arts Building, New York, New York: Helen, pastel, Collection of Dr. Ned Dearborn

    January 4-30, 1910: Exhibition of Works by Chicago Artists, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois: View from Beverly Hills, Chicago, pastel; The Youngest Grandchild; The Grandmother, Collection of Gen. Edward C. Young

    May 7-June 1, 1910: Fourteenth Annual Exhibition of the Society of Western Artists: The Peony Farm; Portrait of a Great-great Grandmother, Collection of Mrs. R.P. Shields

    May 10-June 8, 1910: Twenty-Second Annual Exhibition of Water-Colors, Pastels and Miniatures by American Artists, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois: Eileen, pastel, Collection of Mrs. D. F. Kelly; The April Snow, pastel; Portrait of a Child, pastel, Collection of C.P. Campbell

    January 31-February 26, 1911: Exhibition of Works by Chicago Artists, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois: Portrait of a Little Girl, pastel; Collection of Mrs. Winslow H. Foster

    May 9-June 7, 1911: Twenty-Third Annual Exhibition of Water-Colors, Pastels and Miniatures by American Artists, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois: Portrait of a Child, pastel, Collection of Mrs. William R. Ashton; Vespers, pastel, Collection of Mrs. Harold Ellington

    May 7-June 5, 1912: Twenty-Fourth Annual Exhibition of Water-Colors, Pastels and Miniatures by American Artists, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois: Portrait, pastel, Collection of Mr. Charles Crofut

    January 28-February 21, 1913: The Seventeenth Annual Exhibition of Works by Artists of Chicago and Vicinity, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois: Portrait of a Lady, Collection of General E.C. Young

    March 25-April 27, 1913: Twenty-Fifth Annual Exhibition of Water-Colors, Pastels and Miniatures by American Artists, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois: Portrait, Louis J. Hitz, pastel, Collection of Mrs. Hitz

    May 7-June 7, 1914: Twenty-Sixth Annual Exhibition of Water-Colors, Pastels and Miniatures by American Artists, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois: Lingering Winter, pastel

    February 3-27, 1916: 49th Annual Exhibition of American Water Color Society, The National Arts Club,  New York, New York: A Little Brook at Williamstown; Spring in the Valley at Williamstown

    January 8-February 7, 1918: First Exhibition of Work by the Alumni of the Art Institute of Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois: Portrait of Margaret, pastel;

    after 1914: annual exhibitions of the Northern Berkshire Artists

    after 1914: Lawrence Art Museum, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts

    May 11-June 6, 1920: Thirty-Second Annual Exhibition of Water Colors, Pastels and Miniatures by American Artists, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois: Winter Lingering in the April Twilight, pastel; Spring in the Valley, Williamstown, pastel

    October 2014: 100th Anniversary Exhibition Featuring Chicago Artists, Vanderpoel Art Association, Beverly, Illinois: In the Garden, 1915, pastel
  • Beloit College?

    Doshisa College, Kyoto, Japan

    Vanderpoel Collection, Chicago, Illinois

    Colegio International, Guadalajara, Mexico

    Northwestern Museum of Arts and Culture

    CAM
  • Chicago Society of Artists

    Chicago Water Color Club

    Ridge Woman’s Club

    Salons of America

    Society of Independent Artists

    1910-194?: Society of Western Artists

    Western Society of Artists
  • illustrator

    teacher

    helped with costumes and scenery for her son Prentiss’ drama association “Cap and Bells” at Williams College?
  • Parents: Henry Thomas (Washington County, Tennessee May 4, 1830- December 27, 1907) and Julia Frances Lathrop Helm

    Siblings:  Nellie Lathrop, Judith Thearle, Lynn Helm

    wrote editorial to New York Times published July 5, 1916 “Money Spent for War Might Be Used to Educate the Bandit”