Emily Eastman, an early American folk painter, was born in Louden, New Hampshire. Between 1820 and 1830, she produced a series of watercolors of fashionable women there. Many were copied from prints Eastman had seen, and most were stylized through sinous curves and sharply defined lines.
[This is an excerpt from the interactive companion program to the videodisc American Art from the National Gallery of Art. Produced by the Department of Education Resources, this teaching resource is one of the Gallery's free-loan educational programs.]