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Thalia Westcott Malcolm (B. Sept. 10, 1885, NYC - D. Jan. 30, 1963, Paris).

This gouache on paper is a "Garoupe Beach scene with Figures"  near Nice France, 1933  The tag from the back of the picture is from the original framer:   S. Franco, 19 Rue Pastorelli, Nice, France.
Thalia Westcott Malcolm - aka - Mrs. Donald Malcolm was born in NYC on September 10, 1885.  Ms. Malcolm like all great society ladies had several birth years:  The French artist register, Benezit says she was born in 1885; Who Was Who in American Art gives her a birth year of 1888, and AskArt (Thalia Westcott) gives her a birth year of 1877.  Additionally, she used several notable addresses in locations such as:  New York City, Paris and Vence France.  Vence is near Nice. There is a reference to Ms. Malcolm in the book:  The Education of a Gardener by Russell Page.  Mr. Page discusses her outdoor patio/garden in Vence France.  Malcolm was part of the rich and elite of New York City society.  It is clear that if Ms. Malcolm was alive today, she would know the “Kardashians.”    She stu…