LOWELL -- Elizabeth Morse Walsh was one of the original Lowell artists.
During her long life, she studied under notable Boston painters, wrote and lectured about James Abbott McNeill Whistler and exhibited extensively in museums and galleries from Lowell and Boston to Philadelphia and Paris.
An array of works by Walsh, who was born in Lowell in 1886 and died here in 1983, is on view at the Whistler House Museum of Art, 243 Worthen St., March 13-April 20, with a reception Saturday, March 16, 2-4 p.m.
Elizabeth Morse Walsh -- In the Boston Tradition includes a portrait of Henry W. Barnes, which is part of the WHMA collection and was rediscovered last year after missing for two decades.
Other works include a portrait of aviator Charles A. Lindberg, also in the WHMA's permanent collection, plus an array of paintings on loan from private collections and such institutions like Pollard Memorial Library and Lowell Historical Society.
Encouraged by her parents, Walsh attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, studying under well-known Boston painters Frank Weston Benson and Edmund Charles Tarbell.
Fascinated by Whistler's life and work, she published a book with her sketches of his work and a commentary on their composition.
She had one-woman shows at the WHMA in 1918 and 1980.
Visit www.whistlerhouse.org for info and hours.