Madame Georges Charpentier (Marguerite-Louis Lemonnier, 1848-1904) and Her Children, Georgett-Berthe (1872-1945) and Paul-Emile-Charles (1875-1895), by Auguste Renoir 1878,
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Collection, Wolfe Fund 1907. www.metmuseum.org
Who we are
Catharine Lorillard Wolfe (1828-1887) was a prominent New York philanthropist and art collector, and the only woman among the 106 founders of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. In addition to bequeathing her painting collection to the museum, Ms. Wolfe left an endowment to Grace Church in Manhattan to promote “women’s work.” At the urging of Rector Dr. William Reed Huntington and several parishioners, the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club was established in 1896. The purpose at the time was to provide aid, counsel and exhibition opportunities to young women artists in New York City.
To keep abreast of scheduled events, men and women are invited to become an Associate, a Donor, a Patron or a Benefactor. You may also want to consider funding an award for excellence in art, perhaps in the name of a friend or family member. Other ways to participate in our Club might be to share your artistic expertise with us, host a slide presentation or demonstration, volunteer for a committee and, last but not least, collect fine art.