Louise Lyons Heustis

Louise Lyons Heustis (1865-1951) was born in Mobile, the daughter of surgeon-physician James F. Heustis and Rachel Lyons. She attended a girl’s boarding school in Pass Christian, Mississippi and, while living with her grandparents in Philadelphia, attended two sessions at the Philadelphia Art Academy. She studied under Thomas Eakins in Philadelphia and William Merrit Chase in New York, as well as the Academie Julien in Paris. She lived in New York and spent her summers in Newport, Rhode Island where she painted portraits. Many of her works to be displayed in Mobile were lost in a fire.


  • Mobile Museum of Art: Louise Lyons Heustis (1865-1951): a retrospective (1995)

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