Caroline Van Hook Bean

Female 1879 - 1980


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  • Born  16 Nov 1879  Washington, DC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  24 Dec 1980  Washington, DC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  31 Dec 1980  Congressional Cemetery, Washington, DC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Father  Dr. Tarleton Hoffman Bean,   b. 3 Oct 1846, Bainbridge, Lancaster, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1916, Albany, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Laurette H. VanHook,   b. Abt 1854, Washington, DC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1923, Washington, DC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family 1  Living 
    Last Modified  8 Sep 2018 
    Family ID  F3408  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Captain Algernon Hamo Binyon,   b. 31 Dec 1870, Capri, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1941, Washington, DC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Between 1920 and 1930 
    Notes 
    Married:
    • 1930 US Census - Washington, District of Columbia, United States
      Algernon Binyon «tab»Head «tab»M «tab»58 «tab»Italy
      Caroline Bean Binyon «tab»Wife «tab»F «tab»50 «tab»District Of Columbia
    Last Modified  8 Sep 2018 
    Family ID  F3410  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Caroline Van Hook Bean was born in 1879 in Washington, D.C. She graduated
      from Smith College in 1903, and studied with John Singer Sargent in London,
      Bernardus J. Blommers in Holland, and Harry Thompson in Paris.

      She lived in New York from 1905-1921. She studied at the St. Louis School of Art, and the National Academy of Design with William Merritt Chase and then returned to Washington in l921, where she had her studio in Georgetown and was married to Algernon H. Binyon. She died on December 24, 1980 at age 101.

      From Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caroline_van_Hook_Bean (accessed September 10, 2018)

      Caroline van Hook Bean (November 16, 1879 – December 24, 1980) was an American painter.

      Born in Washington, D.C., Bean was the daughter of Tarleton Hoffman Bean, an ichthyologist at the Smithsonian Institution. In the 1890s she moved to New York City, where her father had become director of the New York Aquarium. From around 1893 to 1894 she studied in Paris, and she graduated from Smith College in 1903.[1] She went on to study painting with Bernard Blommers and John Singer Sargent,[2] and had lessons with Harry Thompson while in Paris. Bean lived in New York City from 1905 to 1921, during which time she studied under William Merritt Chase at the National Academy of Design. She then returned to Washington, where she kept a studio in Georgetown, in which neighborhood she also remodeled and built houses.[1] During her career she was a member of the Society of Washington Artists, the Society of Washington Etchers, and the Washington Art Club.[2] Bean was married to the engineer Algernon H. Binyon until his death;[3] from 1913 to 1918 she had been married to Bart, the son of her teacher Bernard Blommers.[4] She died at Georgetown University Hospital of a stroke, leaving no survivors.[3] Known for her flower paintings and street scenes, especially of Washington,[4] Bean was extensively active as a portraitist as well.[3]

      Bean was profiled in The New Yorker in 1970 on the occasion of an exhibit of some of her World War I-related work.[5] She is the subject of a biography, Caroline van Hook Bean – The Last of the Impressionists.[6]