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ELIZA BARCHUS: AN ART HISTORICAL CONTEXT IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST AND BEYOND.
A talk by Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson, Retired Harold and Arlene Schnitzer Curator of Northwest Art, Portland Art Museum
Dedicated and persevering, Eliza Barchus forged a career as a painter, successfully supporting her family during the late 19th and early 20th century. Capitalizing on the stunning scenery of her home region and the American public’s growing fascination with the “way out west” she produced thousands of memorable landscape paintings. Laing-Malcolmson will discuss the artist’s influences, the challenges of being a women artist of her time, what Barchus’s Northwest contemporaries were doing, and what was concurrently taking place in the world of painting.