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Georgia Weston Morgan

American painter

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Georgia Weston Morgan was an American painter.Born in Campbell County, Virginia, Morgan was the daughter of Robert Withers Morgan and grew up at the family estate, Centerview, in Lynchburg. In the 1890s she taught art in the local public schools before beginning more formal study in Lynchburg with Bernhard Gutmann, in 1895; she continued her lessons with Louise Jordan Smith. An alumna of Randolph-Macon Woman's College, she traveled to Paris for study at the Académie Julian. She began her teaching career as an art instructor at Lynchburg College in 1906; from 1915 until 1945 she chaired the art department at the same institution, during which time she traveled to Philadelphia and Gloucester, Massachusetts for further study. She continued living at Centerview with her mother in the 1910s and 1920s; according to family tradition she used the dependency behind the house as a studio during this time. In 1923, she and her mother's other heirs sold the house out of the family.

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Randolph College

Private liberal arts college in Lynchburg, Virginia