Theme/Style Modernism, Cubism, Surrealism, Art Deco, Mexican motifs
Media Oils, watercolors, drawings, illustrations
Artistic Focus While Lucretia Van Horns accomplished, meticulous style initially brought her early work as a book illustrator, her subsequent exposure to Diego Riveras work caused her to create more rounded, simplified figures pressed against a flattened picture plane. Her subject matter evolved as well, focusing more on the lives of women, especially those indigenous to Mexico.
• Born in St. Louis but a frequent resident of
her fathers Louisiana plantation, Lucretia (LeBourgeois) Van Horn was
privately educated, orphaned at age 14, and subsequently lived in Washington,
D.C. with the family of her mothers sister, where she was introduced
to artists by her aunt and uncle.
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