biography of Henriette Amiard OBERTEUFFER (1878-1962)

Birth place: Le Havre, France

Death place: Lexington, MA

Addresses: Paris, France; Gloucester, MA

Profession: Painter, mural painter, printmaker, teacher

Studied: Laurens; Constant, at Acad. Julian

Exhibited: PAFA Ann., 1908-16, 1922, 1931-36; Milwaukee AI (med.); AIC, 1926 (prize), 1927 (med.); Salon d'Automne; Salon des Indepéndents, Carnegie Inst.; Salons of Am.; Corcoran Gal biennials, 1926, 1937; NAD; exhibited jointly with her husband in galleries in New York and Boston

Member: Salon d'Automne; Salon des Indepéndants; Chicago Gal. A.; NAWA

Work: French Gov.; PMG Minneapolis Inst. A.; WPA mural, USPO, Court House, Vicksburg, Miss.

Comments: A French native, she moved to the United States with her husband, fellow artist George Oberteuffer after World War I. After his death in 1940 she no longer exhibited, but she continued to teach. Critics of her time compared her work with that of Berthe Morisot and Mary Cassatt.

Sources: WW40; Pisano, One Hundred Years...the National Association of Women Artists, 75; Falk, Exh. Record Series.