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LOOP, Henry Augustus, artist, born in Hillsdale, Columbia County, New York, 9 September, 1831. He was educated at Great Barrington, Massachusetts, settled in New York city in 1850, studied art for a year with Henry P. Gray, and in 1857 with Thomas Couture at Paris. He was elected a National academician in 1861, and most of his life work has been given to portraiture. His studio is in New York. Among his works are portraits of Worthington Whittredge, of Joseph P. Thomson, and Professor Elias Loomis (1882) ; also " Undine" (1861); " Aphrodite" (1876) ; "Echo" (1877): "Hermione and Helena" (1877) ; "Enone" (1878) ; "At the Spring" (1879) ; "Idyl of the Lake" (1881); "Love's Crown" (1882); "Summer Moon" (1884) ; and "The Dreamer" (1885).--His wife, Jennette Shepherd (HARRISON), artist, born in New Haven, Connecticut, 5 March, 1840, has her studio with her husband. She was a pupil of Louis Bail in New Haven, subsequently of her husband, and in 1867 studied in Paris, Venice, and Rome. She was elected an associate of the National academy in 1875. Her style is unpretentious, but natural and vigorous. Among her works are numerous portraits, "A Banquet for Mamma," "Little Runaway," and "Baby Belle."
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