Jesse Leach France
Painter and teacher Jesse France was born in Ohio, and lived and painted along the eastern seaboard in New York City, New Haven, CT and on Higgins Beach, Maine. After studying art at the Academie Julien in Paris under Boulanger, Lefebvre and Constrant, he received private schooling from noted painter Carolus Duran. France and his wife, Eurilda Loomis France, painted together in Europe from 1885 until the early 1890s before returning to New York. France exhibited his works at the Paris Salon in 1887, 1888 and 1890, as well as at the Art Institute of Chicago and the National Academy of Design. He was also a member of the Philadelphia Artist’s Alliance and the Buffalo Society of Artists.