The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Genth, Lillian Mathilde

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GENTH, Lillian Mathilde, American artist: b. Philadelphia, 1876. She studied art at the Pennsylvania School of Design for Women, and under Whistler at Paris. She returned to her native land in 1903. She painted many female nudes with landscape backgrounds and also several portraits in which she became very popular. She was awarded the Mary Smith prize in 1904, the Shaw memorial prize in 1907 and the Hallgarten prize of the National Academy in 1911. She is represented in the National Gallery, Washington, the Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, the Brooklyn Institute Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum, New York.