Boughton, Alice (1866–1943)

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Boughton, Alice (1866–1943)

American photographer specializing in portraits and theatrical work. Born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1866; died in Bay Shore, New York, in 1943.

The available facts of Alice Boughton's life and career are few, beyond a number of her exhibitions over the short period from 1902 to 1909. She studied painting in Paris and Rome before becoming an assistant in the studio of Gertrude Käsebier . In 1904, she became an associate of the Photo-Secession (she was later elected a fellow) and was represented in Alfred Stieglitz's initial exhibition of 1905, which included the work of three dozen Secessionists. Boughton's portrait work included children. She also painted and photographed nude figures, sometimes using sand dunes as a setting. In 1907, she exhibited with William B. Dyer and C. Yarnall Abbott. Her work was last published in Camera Work (1909). In 1931, she closed her New York City studio and moved to Brookhaven, New York.

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