Caroline Augusta Lord



(American, 1860 - 1927) 

Caroline A. Lord was born in Cincinnati and was the daughter of the president of the Lafayette, Indianapolis and Cincinnati Railroad.  In 1884 she enrolled at the Cincinnati Academy of Fine Arts where she studied under Lewis C. Lutz and Thomas Noble.  

In 1890 she went to Paris to continue her studies at the Academie Julian where she was taught by Jean P. Laurens and Jean Benjamin-Constant.  While in Paris, Lord worked with Elizabeth Nourse, a fellow Cincinnatian and good friend.  She exhibited at the Paris Salons of 1892-1895 and received a bronze medal at the Chicago Columbian Exposition of 1893.

In 1892 she returned to the United States and went to New York to study under Kenyon Cox at the Art Students League.  She then returned to Cincinnati and taught at the Academy of Fine Arts for the next thirty-four years.  

Lord was a long-time member of the Cincinnati Women's Art Club, and her work is in the collection of the Cincinnati Art Museum.