Flora Belle Catlin (1794-1878)

 

Flora Belle Catlin (1794-1878)
American painter & drawing instructor ;
Flora Catlin ; F.B. Catlin ; F. B. Catlin ; F. Belle Catlin ; Flora B. Catlin ;
[Born August 11, 1794 in Litchfield, CT – died November 2, 1878 in Boston, MA]

 

FAD record control number: 47383 ;

Record level: Person ;

Record type: Artist ;

 

Flora Belle Catlin (1794-1878) biography:

Birth: August 11, 1794 in Litchfield, CT ;
Death: November 2, 1878 in Boston, MA ;
Sex: Female ;
Ethnicity: White ; 
Zodiac:
Leo ;

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Medium: Oil ;
Technique: Painting ; drawing ;
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Areas: Litchfield, CT (1794-1829) ; Hartford, CT (1829-) ; Boston ( – ) ;
Region: North East ;
Lived: Litchfield, CT (1794-1829) ; Hartford, CT (1829- ) ; Boston ( – ) ;
Father: Grover Catlin (1755-1829), innkeeper ;
Mother: Hannah (Phelps) Catlin (1764-1834) ;
Relatives: Julius Catlin (1798-1888), brother, former governor of Hartford, CT ; Sabra Catlin (1789-1833), sister ;
Spouse: [none, was engaged once but her fiance ran off and she never would remarry] ;
Children: 

Training: Private study under John Pierce Brace (1793-1872), basic studies of Latin and Arithmetic (1820) ;
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Work:

Taught: Hartford Female Seminary, Hartford, CT with fellow instructors John Pierce Brace (1793-1872) [teaching latin and science] & Catharine Esther Beecher (1800-1878) [teaching home economics], (1831) ;
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Milestones: Known for her extraordinary beauty, once called “the most beautiful woman in Hartford, CT” ; lamented being unmarried ; was said to have a high opinion of herself far above her social status ;

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Digital-born document number:
FAD.2019.47383

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Original compiled and researched document by the Fine Art Database, 266 West 21st Street, New York, NY.

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Image license:
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Record birth date:
March 12, 2019

Last updated: March 27, 2019 at 14:02 pm

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