|Born||15 April 1873|
|Died||25 September 1956|
|Education||Émile-René Ménard and Lucien Simon in Paris|
Grace Ravlin (15 April 1873 – 25 September 1956) was an American painter.
Life and career
A native of Kaneville, Illinois, Ravlin studied under John Vanderpoel at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and under William Merritt Chase at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. In Paris she took lessons with Émile-René Ménard and Lucien Simon. She traveled and painted widely during her time in France, visiting many places both in Europe and in North Africa. She was a member of numerous organizations, including the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, the Société des Peintres Orientalistes Français, and the Salon d'Automne. Among the awards which she received were the third medal at the Amis des Arts of Toulon in 1911; the silver medal at the Panama Pacific International Exposition in 1915; and the Field and Butler prizes at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1922. Besides the Institute, examples of her work may be found in the Musée du Luxembourg, the Newark Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, among others. Ravlin described herself as an "ethnographic painter", and her chief subject was the exotic locations to which she traveled.
Ravlin died in Plano, Illinois. Many of her letters have survived in private archives. In 2018, a 1920 Ravelin painting appeared on Antiques Roadshow, where it was appraised at between $15,000 and $20,000.
- Jules Heller; Nancy G. Heller (19 December 2013). North American Women Artists of the Twentieth Century: A Biographical Dictionary. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-135-63882-5.
- Magazine of Art. American Federation of Arts. 1922. pp. 164–.
- "Welcome". Graceravlin.com. Retrieved 2017-02-17.
- "Ravlin, Grace – The Art Institute of Chicago". Retrieved 17 February 2017.
- "Pink Gate, Tangiers, Morocco". Smithsonian American Art Museum. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
- "Grace Ravlin – Illinois Women Artist". Retrieved 17 February 2017.
- "Antiques Roadshow - PBS". Antiques Roadshow - PBS. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
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