Rebecca Russel Greene
1879 – 1953
A talented woman artist from Rhode Island, Miss Greene’s career was short lived. In 1907 when she became Mrs. Charles H. Everett a promising career in art was sidelined for family responsibilities. However, during a ten-year period the artist produced some very nice work and earned a reputation as a local artist of note.
The young Rebecca Greene took advantage of the excellent art education offered at Rhode Island School of Design from 1898 to 1901. The hard working artist took home two honorable mentions during her RISD tutelage for drawing and watercolor. The RISD bulletins often reproduced her artwork. After graduating in 1901, she became an instructor at her alma mater and held down several positions from the Instructor of RISD’s children’s class to three other art-teaching positions at the Providence Evening High School, Morris High School and the RISD summer school. Miss Greene was accepted into the Providence Water Color Club and thrived around gifted Rhode Island colleagues such as S.R. Burleigh, Eliza Gardiner, H.A. Dyer and Stacey Tolman. The Providence Journal art critic reviewed the 1905 Providence Water Color exhibit held at the Providence Art Club commenting on the “several striking compositions” of Miss Greene. A reproduction of the artist’s “ At the Piano” was published along side the art review. In addition to this honor – one of her figurative paintings was selected for exhibition at the American Water Color Society in New York and reproduced in the “Brush and Pencil” publication of Chicago.
Greene was comfortable primarily in watercolor. Her thoughtfully
rendered artwork ran across all subject matter from women with complexly
dresses to loose colorful landscapes. Today she is celebrated as
an accomplished artist who produced a small, but finely crafted body of works.
Price Range $380. - $700.