Clara Harris’ Interpretations of People

 

Four portraits, real people, real expressions. Only one of these portraits is identified: the artist as a young woman. Who was the old man, the woman in blue and the blonde children? Clara Harris’ realism yet impressionist style fosters curiosity in the viewer.

 

Self Portrait: Clara Perry 

Oil on canvas, 24 x 15”

Original gold frame, Titled by artist

Back of

Self Portrait: Clara Perry 

Oil on canvas, 24 x 15”

Original gold frame

Brown Haired Woman in

Blue Dress
Oil on canvas 22 x 18"
 

Old Man With White Beard 

Oil on canvas, 24 x 14”

Original gold frame

Children at the Beach in Summer 

Oil on canvas, 17 x 14”

PORTRAITS

 

Considering that Clara studied under reputable portrait painter Archibald Barnes, she painted very few portraits. If you manage to find a portrait done by Clara keep it.  Here are the five that I have.  Her self-portrait is the most significant.  “Clara Perry” was completed at the Port Hope Summer Art School under John W. Beatty’s direction.