William Worchester Churchill
Simon Willem Maris
Sigmund Walter Hampel
Betty Boop reading while eating pickles. BB art by Patti S.
Boop was inspired by the singer Helen Kane, the ‘Boop Oop a Doop Girl.’ The character was originally created as an anthropomorphic French poodle. Max Fleischer finalized Betty Boop as a human character in 1932, in the cartoon Any Rags.
Lady Reading (1910). Gari Melchers (American, 1860-1932). Oil on canvas.
In the 1890s, Melchers painted portraits of famous men such as Vanderbilt, Mellon, and Roosevelt. After his marriage to art student Corinne Mackall in 1903, women and children often became the subjects of his paintings, and these were done with a remarkable brightness of light, color, and expression.