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© Ely Abrums and Laura Walker

Blanche C. Grant (1874-1948)

Blanche Chloe Grant was born in Leavenworth, Kansas in 1874, daughter of Willard Webster Grant and Mercy Ann Parsons Grant. She was a graduate of Vassar College (1896), and studied art at the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts, the Pennsylvania Academy, and at The Art League in New York. She became an established magazine illustator and landscape painter in Wilmington, Delaware. In 1920 she moved to Taos, New Mexico and became an author and editor of books on Taos and other areas of the Southwest. Some of her many books were: “Kit Carson’s own story of his life” and “One hundred years ago in old Taos: Taos Today and Taos Indians”. She also painted Native Americans extensively until her death in June of 1948.


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