Louise Marie Woodroofe

Variant Names: 
Louise Marie Lentz Woodroofe
Birth Date: 
01/28/1892
Birth Place: 
Champaign, IL
Death Date: 
2/15/1996
Death Place: 
Urbana, IL
Residences/Studios: 
Champaign/Urbana, IL
Chicago, 1927
Visited: 
Los Angeles, CA
San Diego, CA
San Francisco, CA
Milwaukee, WI
Active In: 
Chicago
Champaign/Urbana, IL
Gloucester, MA
Medium: 
Collage
Painting - Oil
Painting - Watercolor
Subject: 
Abstraction
Animals
Figure
Genre
Landscape
Streetscene
Style: 
Abstraction
Academic Realism
Fauvism
Impressionism
Modernism
Exhibitions: 
32nd Annual Exhibition, Cincinnati (OH) Museum, 1925
National Academy of Design, NYC
National Arts Club, New York
Annual Exhibition of Works by Chicago and Vicinity Artists, AIC, 1937
Decatur (IL) Art Institute, 1941
Traveling Faculty Exhibits, U of Illinois, 1938-40
National Association of Women Artists, NYC
North Shore Art Association, IL
Butler Institute of American Art
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia
Solo, Crane Gallery of London, England, 1940s
Awards: 
"Most supportive university faculty member," University of Illinois, 1978
Memberships: 
National Association of Women Artists, NYC (circa 1926)
North Shore Art Association, 1931-37
American Watercolor Society, NYC
Collections: 
Champaign (IL) County Historical Museum
Training: 
University of Illinois, College of Fine Arts, Champaign, Illinois
Syracuse (NY) University, degree in painting, 1919
Breckenridge School of Art, East Gloucester, MA
Other Occupations: 
Art professor, University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana, IL
Traveled with the Ringling Brothers Circus, produced circus paintings, 1930s to 1940s
Biography: 

Please see a video about Louise Woodroofe and her artwork in our Multimedia section.

WILL-TV Champaign episode: "Circus paintings, Louise Woodroofe, Champaign Mural", air date 2/16/05, episode no. 403. Highlights of the life and work of a local artist who became famous for her circus paintings, and at the history of circus performers who used Bloomington-Normal as a base, and the creation of a community mural.

Detailed biography at Pierce Galleries website at http://www.piercegalleries.com/artists/iart_woodroofe.html