Sophie Irene Simon Loeb (1876-1929)

Sophie Irene Simon Loeb (1876-1929)
Title
Sophie Irene Simon Loeb (1876-1929)
Date 
1923
Medium 
Pastel on paper, laid on canvas , nailed to a stretcher
Dimensions 
Overall: 52 x 30 in. ( 132.1 x 76.2 cm )
Description 
Portrait
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Warren Smadbeck
Object Number 
1942.486
Marks 
inscriptions: Signed, lower left: Penrhyn Stanlaws/1923; at top: Sophie Irene Loeb
Inscriptions 
Inscribed and signed at lower left in black pastel: "Pehryhn Stanlaws / 1923"; along upper edge: "SOPHIE IRENE LOEB"
Gallery Label 
Social welfare reformer and journalist Sophie Irene Simon was born in Rovno, Russia, but was brought to the United States at the age of six. In 1896 she was married to Anselm Loeb, whom she later divorced. She began her newspaper career as a reporter on the New York "Evening World" in 1911. She was a crusader for the rights of widows and children and the author of several books.
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Creative: Tronvig Group