Rouland, Orlando (American painter, 1871-1945)

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Portrait artist. Born Pleasant Ridge, Illinois, 12 December 1871. Studied in Germany with Max Thedy and at the Julian Academy in Paris, as well as in London and New York City. Rouland's portraits began to attract notice around 1905. He married New York socialite Minnie Dwight, who actively promoted his career. Her patronage of dancer Ruth St. Denis inspired Rouland to paint St. Denis performing her work "Cobras." In addition to socialites, Rouland painted portraits of such public figures as Theodore Roosevelt, John Burroughs, Chauncey M. Depew, Thomas Alva Edison and the opera singer Dame Nellie Melba. During the 1930s, he was a member of the Allied Artists of America and the Artists' Professional League. Rouland was particularly active in the latter group's promotion of the exhibitions and sale of work by emerging American artists. He was also active in the Lotos Club of New York City and arranged a number of exhibitions at the club of work of its artist members.

From the description of Papers, 1905-1939. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122424176

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referencedIn Garland, Hamlin, 1860-1940. Letters, [ca. 1900-1925]. University of Arizona Libraries
creatorOf Rouland, Orlando, 1871-1945. Papers, 1905-1939. Grolier Club
referencedIn Burroughs, John, 1837-1921. Papers of John Burroughs [manuscript], 1856-1943. University of Virginia. Library
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correspondedWith Allen, James Lane, 1849-1925 person
associatedWith American Artists Professional League. corporateBody
associatedWith American Federation of Arts. corporateBody
associatedWith Brinton, Selwyn, 1859-1940. person
associatedWith Burroughs, John, 1837-1921. person
associatedWith Davis, Bob journalist of New York, fl. 1938. person
associatedWith Depew, Chauncey M. (Chaucey Mitchell), 1834-1928. person
associatedWith Fine Arts Foundation. corporateBody
correspondedWith Finley, John H. (John Huston), 1863-1940 person
correspondedWith Flagg, James Montgomery, 1877-1960. person
associatedWith Garland, Hamlin, 1860-1940. person
correspondedWith Gleaves, Albert, 1858-1938 person
correspondedWith Lober, Georg person
associatedWith Lotos Club (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Magonigle, Harold Van Buren, 1867-1935. person
associatedWith Mansfield, Richard, person
associatedWith Marsden, Edith. person
correspondedWith McAdoo, W. G. (William Gibbs), 1863-1941 person
correspondedWith Osborne, Thomas Mott, 1859-1929 person
associatedWith Rouland, Minnie Dwight. person
correspondedWith Williams, Jesse Lynch, 1871-1929 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State)--New York
Portait painters
Portrait painters


Birth 1871

Death 1945





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