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Like influential 19th century female artists Mary Cassatt and Cecilia Beaux, Camelia Whitehurst focused on the aspects of life that she knew best and found her favorite subject in children, particularly young girls, whom she depicted in the impressionistic style of her mentors. Her high-key colors and broken brushwork are here used to depict the dappled light of the leaves and the shifting patterns of shadow and sun on the little girl with the apples gathered from the orchard behind her. Like most American Impressionists, her subject matter was inherently conservative, depicting the picturesque side of life among the privileged...
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