Currently on View in K207
Born in Philadelphia, Beaux studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and at the Académie Julian in Paris. She was later appointed to the faculty at the Pennsylvania Academy, becoming their first full-time female instructor.
Beaux’s success as a portrait painter rested on her keen sense of color, texture, and composition, as well as her ability to capture the essence of the sitter.
Mrs. Addison C. Harris was one of the first presidents of the Art Association of Indianapolis, the forerunner of the IMA. Mrs. Harris is posed in a relaxed yet dignified manner in front of an alpine scene, probably a painted screen belonging to the artist.