Laura Glenn Douglas | History of SC Slide Collection

Laura Glenn Douglas (1886-1962), New Deal artist, was born in Winnsboro and studied at the College for Women in Columbia, and the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C. She subsequently studied in Europe under well-known modern artists, returning to South Carolina in 1935 to work on art projects for the WPA. She rejected what she considered the "romanticization" of the South for an artistic vision that was "rugged, strong, vigorous." Although not widely known during her lifetime, her work was admired by such contemporaries as Alfred Stieglitz. This photograph was taken in 1915 before she went to New York to study.

Courtesy of the South Carolina State Museum.

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