A Portrait of Perseverance and Excellence: Anna Klumpke (1856-1936)

The following article is found in the 3rd Quarter 2019 issue of The Art of the Portrait journal. Anna Elizabeth Klumpke, a petit genre painter who portrayed everyday life and portraiture, was born in San Francisco on October 28, 1856. Anna was the oldest daughter of German-born John Klumpke’s and American Dorothea Klumpke’s six children. Anna’s well-educated and hard-working father immigrated to New Orleans, and in 1850, he left Louisiana and moved to San Francisco for the Gold Rush where he eventually made his fortune in real estate and became a well-respected and wealthy citizen. The Klumpke’s wealth allowed the children a refined lifestyle which focused around the arts and education. When

Balancing Art and Business

Technically, every artist is in the business of working and selling themselves. However, Lauren Amalia Redding, silverpoint artist based in Naples, Florida, also has a brick and mortar storefront. Along with her husband, sculptor Brett Harvey, Lauren opened H&R Studios in 2018, providing them with separate private studios as well as teaching and gallery space. Detail from De donde crece la palma, 2015, Silverpoint on hand-gessoed panel, 18 x 24" Prior to opening the studio, Lauren began her training at Northwestern University. Although she was always “that kid” who could be seen drawing, she didn’t plan on being an art major. She quickly decided that art was her path, and after graduation sh

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