Lucie Hartrath

American, 1868 - 1962


Lucie Hartrath was born in Boston in 1868. She began her art studies at the Art Student’s League in New York City in 1896. She continued her studies at Art Institute of Chicago under John Vanderpoel from 1894-1895 and 1898, then studied in Paris from 1898-1900, She headed the Rockford College art department from 1902-1904, then went to Munich or further instruction from 1906-1907.

Hartrath exhibited and won numerous prizes for her work at the Paris Salon, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Pennsylvania, PA, The Hoosier Salon, Indianapolis, IN and the Pan-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco, CA, among others. By 1908, Hartrath established a studio in Chicago and began painting in Nashville, Brown County, IN.

Her work can be found in the collections of the Union League Club of Chicago and The John Vanderpoel Art Association, Chicago, IL, among others.

She is best known for her bucolic Impressionist landscapes. Hartrath never married and was a resident of the famous Chicago artist’s colony of Tree Studios. She died in Chicago in 1962.

Lucie Hartrath was born in Boston in 1868. She began her art studies at the Art Student’s League in New York City in 1896. She continued her studies at Art Institute of Chicago under John Vanderpoel from 1894-1895 and 1898, then studied in Paris from 1898-1900, She headed the Rockford College art department from 1902-1904, then went to Munich or further instruction from 1906-1907.

Hartrath exhibited and won numerous prizes for her work at the Paris Salon, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Pennsylvania, PA, The Hoosier Salon, Indianapolis, IN and the Pan-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco, CA, among others. By 1908, Hartrath established a studio in Chicago and began painting in Nashville, Brown County, IN.

Her work can be found in the collections of the Union League Club of Chicago and The John Vanderpoel Art Association, Chicago, IL, among others.

She is best known for her bucolic Impressionist landscapes. Hartrath never married and was a resident of the famous Chicago artist’s colony of Tree Studios. She died in Chicago in 1962.

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