John Leslie Breck - Lilla Cabot Perry
John Leslie Breck “Garden at Giverny“ 1887, oil on canvas 46 x 55,6 cm
1879-1882 Raised in Newton (Massachusetts). Attends the Royale Academy of Fine Arts in Munich for three years then studies under C. Verlat à Anvers.
1883-1886 Paints landscapes in Massachusetts.
1886-1887 Attends the Academy Julian in Paris.
1887-1891 Spends the summer of 1887 in Giverny and returns there regularly. Admitted into the Monet-Hoschedé circle then excluded after his romance with Blanche Hochedé, Claude Monet’s stepdaughter.
1889 Awarded an “honorable“ mention at the Paris Universal Exposition for his painting Autumn at Giverny (the New Moon).
1890 First solo exhibition at the St. Botolph Club de Boston.
1891 Paints a series of haystacks inspired by Claude Monet.Leaves Giverny for England, then california, then returns to his family in Boston.
Lilla Cabot Perry “Autumn Afternoon, Giverny“ oil on canvas 65,4 x 81 cm
1884-1885 Studies at Cowles Art School, Boston with plein air painters Robert Vonnoh and Dennis Miller Bunker.
1887-1889 Stays in Paris with her husband Professor Thomas Sergeant Perry, and their three children. Studies at the Académie Colarossi and the Académie Julian.
1888 Begins a long friendship with Claude Monet.
1889 Exhibits at bthe Salon for the first time.
1889-1899 Spending summers in Giverny with his family, first at the Hôtel Baudy, then in rented houses, one of them next door to Monet’s House. Accepted in the Monet family circle and becomes friends with many painters of the colony. Lives mainly in Boston where, by organizing exhibitions, she promoted the works of the Giverny painters and Monet.
1898-1901 Lives in Tokyo with her husband where he teaches English literature.
1905-1909 Returns to Giverny every summer. Lilla Cabot Perry also published for books of poems.