Perry, Lilla Cabot

Perry, Lilla Cabot

(1848–1933) painter, poet; born in Boston, Mass. A member of prominent Boston families, the Lowells and Cabots, she studied in Boston (c. 1885–88) and Paris (1888), summered in France, next door to Monet in Giverny (1889–1899), and lived in Japan (1893–1901). Based in Boston, she helped introduce impressionism to America, as seen in The Trio, Tokyo (1898–1901), and published four volumes of poetry (1886–1923).
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