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Rachel Bulley Trump is listed in:Who’s Who in Art Who’s Who in America Who's Who in the East Who of American Women Trump, Rachel Bulley, artist: b. Canton Ohio;, 1890: d .1979 Vienna VA., Parents:Reginald Hargraves and Harriet (Tanner} Bulley: B. Painting, Syracuse University., 1912: M. Charles Croasdale Trump, March 10, 1917: children- Peter Bulley, Rachel Harriett (Mrs. James Lee Owings.)" Charles Edward. Exhibited Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts, Philadelphia Museum, Plastic Club, Woodmere Art Galleries, and others: work represented permanent collection Richmond Circuit Court, Haverford School, Haverford Friends School, others. Member West Philadelphia Women's Com, Philadelphia Orchestra. Recipient of two gold medals Plastic Club, Popularity Prizes Woodmere, Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts, Ardmore Women’s Club. Member Philadelphia Plastic Club, Woodmere Art. Galleries:
Gamma Phi Beta. Home 503 Baird. Road, Merion Station, Pa. Press Comments Syracuse Herald, One of the most cheerful spots in Syracuse at the present Moment is the Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts with its November exhibition of portraits by Rachel Bulley Trump. On the very threshold one is conscious of a first impression of sunshine and freshness and color undefiled-“ "Always it is as a painter of children that Rachel Bulley Trump soars. She works rapidly, at once furiously and joyously and beneath her brush, each child-sitter lives again upon the: canvas, alert, vivid, full of vitality. - Anna Wetherill Olmsted., curator Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts
Main Liner. One of her rare qualities is the speed with which she can catch the mood of one posing.All her portraits give one the feeling that it was a pleasure rather than an effort both on the part of the subject and the artist.”
New York Sun. Of all the portraits in the show, the one of George Jacobs by Rachel Bulley Trump, is the most easy and agreeable in style. The faintest touch of pose in a portrait is fatal, but Mrs. Trump has escaped this fault.
Philadelphia Inquirer. Virginia Garrett is the subject of Rachel Bulley Trump's aurous girl portrait, a picture which fairly leaps across the gallery at the beholder, so luminous is the quality.
Deleware County Times, Lansdowne Pa. Mrs Trump's work is notable for its beautiful color and the likeness of her sitters- Philadelphia Bulletin. Best of Mrs Trump’s 17 portraits is a likeness of her daughter- a large canvas and a forthright painting of rare distinction and charm. The Crescent of Gamma Phi Beta. An amazing woman with a delightful personality, Mrs. Trump is well known among art circles Although she has done many portraits, she prefers to paint children. This is not surprising for with her enthusiasm and love of life, she would certainly have no trouble in capturing the spirit of her young sitters. Mrs. Trump is a realistic artist. Her portraits look like the person they portray.
As her daughter, Rachel Harriet Owings says, "She achieves the clear vibrancy of her portraits by painting light and color into the shadows, The perfection of the highlights on the faces of her subjects is the result of years of study. “Mrs. Trump has her own special technique of vibrant color and light which is clearly evident in the many portraits she has exhibited-“
A letter of recognition written in the late 1930’s or early 1940’s
Rachel Bulley Trump(Mrs. Charles C. Trump), formerly of Syracuse, NY and now of Merion, Pennsylvania, (a suburb of Philadelphia) was one of the most talented graduates of the College of Fine Arts of Syracuse University.
Her portrait ofthe late Judge Knapp commissioned for the Court House at Richmond, Virginia, established her as a portrait painter of distinction, and, as a memberof the National Association of Women Painters and Sculptors, she has exhibited widely throughout the country.
Mrs. Trump has won an honored place for herself in the art circles of Philadelphia which, incidentally, has become one. of the leading art centers of these United States. She is a memberof the Philadelphia Art Alliance and is now President of the Philadelphia Plastic Club, which awarded her the Club’s Gold Medal for a portrait two years ago. Mrs. Trump’s portrait of William Price, member of the Hedgerow Theatre at Rose Valley, Pennsylvania, and a son of the architect of the Hotel Traymore at Atlantic City, was invited to a special exhibition of portraits by distinguished American portraitists, held at the Pennsylvania Museum of Art in Philadelphia a few years ago: an exhibition attracting national attention.
Rachel Trump has also won an enviable reputation as a painter of children. She works rapidly, capturing the spirit of her young sitters, and her child subjects are invariably full of life and charm.
She has painted innumerable portraits of both children and adults in Philadelphia, where her prices range from $500 to$1000 and up. - Anna Wetherill Olmsted., curator Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts
RACHEL BULLEY TRUMP, RENOWNED ARTIST September 1955
A PORTRAITIST, a mother, and a housewife. These words aptly describe Rachel Bulley Trump, an outstanding Gamma Phi Beta. Mrs. Trump, who lives on the Main Line, has found time in the past 30 years to raise three children, paint over one thousand portraits, teach art, and act as hostess for many of the Gamma Phi Beta alumnae meetings.
An amazing woman with a delightful personality, Mrs. Trump is well known among art circles. Although she has done many portraits, she prefers to paint children. This is not surprising for with her enthusiasm and love of life, she would certainly have no trouble in capturing the spirit of her young sitters. Mrs. Trump is a realistic artist. Her portraits look like the person they portray. As her daughter, Rachel Trump Owings, says, "She achieves the clear vibrancy of her portraits by painting light and color into the shadows. The perfection of highlights on the faces of her subjects is the result of years of study."
Mrs. Trump has her own special technique of vibrant color and light which is clearly evident in the many paintings she has exhibited. She has shown her work at the Museum of Fine Arts at Syracuse University (where she graduated), the Woman's Club of Ardmore, the Woodmere Gallery, Chestnut Hill, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Plastic Club of Philadelphia. She is past president of the latter and has twice won gold medals in exhibits there.
Mrs. Trump's children are by no means average, either. Her daughter, Rachel Trump Owings, is an artist in her own right, along with raising two children of her own, Mrs. Owings, among other things, specializes in portraits of dogs, does designs for needlepoint studios, and has done covers and illustrations for the children's magazine, Jack and Jill.
Mrs. Trump's son, Peter, is leading baritone with the Bremerhaven Opera in Germany. Peter was an industrial engineer in Philadelphia when he studied voice with Clarence Reinert and decided upon an operatic career.
Charles Edward, the youngest of the Trump children, is unmarried and lives at home. An avid sports car fan, he is secretary-treasurer of the Sports Car Club of Philadelphia. He spends most at his spare time working with sports cars.
Mrs. Trump's most recent painting is the wedding portrait of her new daughter-in-law, Marie Traficante. Upon examining this portrait carefully, one notices a butterfly painted in her bridal bouquet. This is just one of the personal touches added by the artist, Mrs. Trump, because Marie will sing in the opera, Madame Butterfly. Also, to commemorate her singing in this opera, her in-laws, Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Trump, have just recently sent her a sterling silver butterfly pin-set with family heirloom opals.
Mrs. Trump's sister, Mrs. Bulley Woods is an unusual person, too. She lives in "Dome House" which is located in Cave Creek, Arizona. This house was designed by two Frank Lloyd Wright students so that it would always keep its face to the sun.
We are proud of Mrs. Trump for her painting; for her teaching, and for her being a Gamma Phi Beta. But most of all we are proud of Mrs. Trump for putting her family first!