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.

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.

 

Old Man With White Beard 

Oil on canvas, 24 x 14”

Original gold frame

Brown Haired Woman in

Blue Dress
Oil on canvas 22 x 18"
 

Children at the Beach in Summer 

Oil on canvas, 17 x 14”

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