Discipline: Visual Art

Achsah Brewster

Discipline: Visual Art
Region: Paris, FRANCE and INDIA
MacDowell Fellowships: 1908, 1909, 1910

Achsah Barlow Brewster (1879–1945) was an American painter and writer, and wife of artist Earl Brewster (1878–1957). She studied at Smith College, the Art Students League with Robert Henri, and in Paris. She married Earl Brewster in 1910 and shortly thereafter left for Europe, becoming a member of the American expatriate community in Paris. Achsah Barlow and Earl Brewster lived and worked in France, Italy, Ceylon, and India, eventually settling in India in the 1930s. She developed close friendships with a number of prominent artists and writers including D.H. Lawrence, Willa Cather, and Jawaharlal Nehru. Achsah Barlow exhibited at Salon D'Automne in Paris, Galerie Cheron, Salon des Societe des Artistes Independents, Salon des Tuilleries, and at Secessione in Rome.

Portrait courtesy of Frances Picard Holt