Florence Dreyfous

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Florence Dreyfous
Born (1868-10-25)October 25, 1868
New York
Died September 11, 1950(1950-09-11) (aged 81)
Resting place Beth Olom Cemetery (also known as Shearith Israel Cemetery), Queens, New York
Nationality American
Known for Sculpture

Florence Dreyfous (October 25, 1868 – September 11, 1950) American painter, born in New York City where she studied with Robert Henri.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Florence Dreyfous was born on October 25, 1868. Her father was Joseph A. Dreyfous.[2] Dreyfous studied at the Chase School of Art and the Henri School of Art. She studied with Theodora Thayer.[3]


In 1903 and 1904, Dreyfous exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.[3] She was one of the artists who exhibited at the landmark 1913 International Exhibition of Modern Art, which included two of her watercolors, A boy and Mildred..[4] Between 1916 and 1932 she exhibited at the MacDowell Club, Society of Independent Artists, Morton Gallery in New York, Salons of America and the Opportunity Gallery in New York.[3] In November and December 1921 her paintings were exhibited in a watercolor exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York.[5]


Dreyfous died September 11, 1950.[6]


  1. ^ Opitz, Glenn B., Mantle Fielding's Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors & Engravers, Apollo Books, Poughkeepsie, NY, 1988.
  2. ^ Record for artist Florence Dreyous, born in 1868. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington D.C.; Passport Applications, January 2, 1906 - March 31, 1925; Collection Number: ARC Identifier 583830 / MLR Number A1 534; NARA Series: M1490; Roll #: 1865.
  3. ^ a b c Marian Wardle. American Women Modernists: The Legacy of Robert Henri, 1910-1945. Rutgers University Press; 2005. ISBN 978-0-8135-3684-2. p. 193.
  4. ^ Brown, Milton W., The Story of the Armory Show, The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1963 p. 239
  5. ^ Search: Florence Dreyfous. SIRIS. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved April 29, 2014.
  6. ^ Florence Dreyfous. Find a Grave. Retrieved February 7, 2014.