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Twentieth Century Painter
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Lauren Ford was a painter, etcher and writer/illustrator of children's books whose subjects were children and Christian themes in present-day settings. She often used her farm in Connecticut as the background of her paintings. "The Little Book About God," 1934, and "The Ageless Story," 1939, are two of her books for children. "Life" magazine published her paintings of religious scenes and Christ's boyhood in 1938 and 1944 in their Christmas issues.
Ford was born in 1891 in New York City, the daughter of author Julia Ellsworth Ford and hotel owner Simeon Ford. Raised in New York, Connecticut and Brittany, France, she learned to draw as a child, with the support of her mother. She later studied with George Bridgman and Frank Dumond at the Art Students League in New York City, and the Academie Colarossi in Paris.
She was a regular exhibitor at New York City's Ferargil Galleries from 1928 on, and in the 1930s at the Carnegie International Exhibitions in Pittsburgh. Her paintings are in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, and Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Lauren Ford died in1973.
From Jules and Nancy Heller, "North American Women Artists of the 20th Century"
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