Cherry, Emma Richardson

Emma Richardson Cherry

  (Am. 1859-1954)

Emma Richardson Cherry’s education as an artist included the finest American and European schools and instructors available at the time. She studied at the Art Students League of New York under William Merritt Chase, the Art Institute of Chicago under McArther, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art under Hugh Henry Breckenridge, the Academy Julian in Paris under Andre Lhote and under Zanetti Zilla in Venice. She also studied in Egypt. Cherry was accomplished in a number of mediums but she is best known for her paintings in oil and watercolor. Her subjects include portraits, landscapes, flowers and genre scenes from America, Europe, and North Africa. She was the founder of the Denver art Club through which the Denver Art Museum was formed, and she was made a charter member of the museum in 1893. She formed the Houston Art League and was one of the founders of the Houston Museum of Fine Art. Cherry’s exhibits include the Art Institute of Chicago, Salons of American – New York, Independent Artists – New York, Metropolitan Art School, Peabody Institute, Salon des Beaux Arts – Paris, Gloucester Society of the Artists, American Art Galleries – New York (received honors), Western Art Association – Omaha (gold medal), and the Texas Exhibit – Nashville, Tennessee. Her works are in the permanent collection of the Houston Museum of Fine Art, Denver Art Museum, Society of Civil Engineers, Elizabeth Ney Museum and the Witte Memorial Museum.