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Tara Keny

(b Columbus, OH, Aug 21, 1869; d Columbus, OH, Nov 6, 1955).

American watercolorist, painter, and miniaturist. A leading watercolorist during the first half of the 20th century, Schille was known for her Post-Impressionist and modern depictions of markets, landscapes, women with children, and portraits. She enrolled at the Columbus Art School from 1891 to 1893 and subsequently traveled to New York to attend the Art Students League. At the League she studied with the American painters William Merritt Chase and Kenyon Cox. Throughout her career Schille traveled throughout North and Central America, Europe, and Africa to paint, often exhibiting her subsequent work in watercolor exhibitions across the United States. In 1903 she studied at the Académie Colarossi in Paris and although she returned to Ohio to teach at the Columbus Art School in 1904, she returned each summer to France until the outbreak of World War I. She maintained her teaching position at the Columbus Art School until she retired in ...