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Lilla Cabot Perry
Boston, Massachusetts, 1848-Hancock, New Hampshire, 1933
Born into a wealthy family, she married literary critic Thomas Sergeant Perry, a friend of Henry and William James. She began taking painting classes at home but was won over by Claude Monet's art in Paris in 1867 and spent the summer in Giverny. She became familiar with the artistic culture of Japan, where she travelled with her husband. Returning to America, she promoted Impressionism.