Friday, 30 July 2010

Sarah Paxton Ball Dodson (1847 - 1906)

"Une Martyre (Saint Thechla)" 1891

Sarah Dodson was born in Philadelphia to a father who was an illustrator, engraver and portraitist. She studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and then went to Paris to continue her studies. Following a trip to Italy, Dodson was inspired by the Renaissance masters. She set her artistic ambitions on completing monumental works based on dramatic themes from the Bible, history, or classical mythology. She remained in France until 1891 and then settled in Brighton England.

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