Isabel Bishop (1902 - 1988)
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Isabel Bishop was an American painter and graphic artist who was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. After being raised in Detroit, Michigan, Bishop moved to New York City to study illustration at the New York School of Applied Design for Women. Shifting from illustration to painting, Bishop then enrolled at the Art Students League, where she studied with Kenneth Hayes Miller, until 1924. Her style developed to be a realist style of painting and her subjects consisted primarily of women in their daily routine on the streets of Manhattan. She was influenced by Peter Paul Rubens, amongst other Dutch and Flemish painters that she came across while in Europe. From 1936 to 1937, Bishop taught at the Art Students League. Although women were her main focus, she was also known to paint panoramic landscape studies and social scenes. Her work has been frequently shown at Midtown Galleries.