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Emma Richardson Cherry Wikipedia
Emma Richardson Cherry (February 28, 1859 – 1954) was an American painter of landscapes, still lifes and portraits. Born in Aurora, Illinois, she was a pupil of Julian and Detecluse Academies in Paris, also of Merson, and of the Art Students' League in New York City. She was a member of the Denver Art Club as well as the Western Art Association, from who she received the Gold medal in 1891. In 1903, she was painting in Chicago and its vicinity. Among her sitters were Orrington Lunt, the donor of the Library of the Northwestern University, and Bishop Foster, a former president of the same university. She also completed a portrait of a former president of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Mr. O. Chanute. An exhibition of ten portraits by this artist was held in Chicago in 1903 and was favorably noticed. Cherry resided in Houston, Texas. She was one of the founders of the Houston Museum of Fine Arts.