People of Brookline

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Lucia Fairchild, 1882
1872 - 1924; married, 1893, Henry Brown Fuller; parents: Charles Fairchild, Elizabeth "Lilly" Nelson; lived in Boston

Her sister, Sally, is also featured in this album. Her father was a wealthy stock broker and banker and her parents were frequent hosts of prominent artists and writers. She married at a young age a fellow student at Cowles Art School that she attended. She became a well-known painter and won a number of international art competitions. At the age of only 23 she was commissioned to paint a mural for the Woman's Building at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Her work is held by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and other major museums.. The young couple moved to Deerfield, MA, the home town of her husband, where they had two children. In 1897 they began a residence at the Cornish Art Colony in Plainfield, New Hampshire. Her husband, also an artist, suffered from severe depression and they divorced in 1907. She died of multiple sclerosis at the age of 54.