Michael Rosenfeld Gallery

Blanche Lazzell

(American, 1878–1956)

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Blanche Lazzell

Untitled (Cubist Composition) B, 1924

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Born Nettie Blanche Lazzell on October 10th in Maidsville, West Virginia
1901 - 1905
Studies painting at West Virginia University and obtains degrees in liberal arts, literature, and fine arts
1907 - 1908
Moves to New York City; studies with William Merritt Chase at the Arts Students League in a class that includes Georgia O’Keeffe
1912 - 1913
Travels to Europe and settles in Paris; attends the Academie Julian and Academie Moderne in Paris; visits Italy, studies old masters painting
1913 - 1914
Returns to West Virginia and opens her own art school
1915 - 1916
Moves to Provincetown, Massachusetts, an art colony; studies with Charles Hawthorne at the Cape Cod School of Art; exhibits at the Provincetown Art Association; works with single-block color woodcut; becomes important member of the Provincetown art community
1916 - 1917
Returns to New York City; summers in Woodstock, New York, an art colony where she studies with William Zorach and Oliver Newberry Chaffee, who teaches her white line color woodcuts; she becomes a leading figure in the color woodblock print in America
1918 - 1919
Exhibits with Provincetown Printers Group and the Provincetown Art
Exhibits at the Boston Art Club where Charles Demuth admires her work
Exhibits at the Society of Independent Artists, New York