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Procesa Sarmiento de Lenoir

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Gender: F
Ethnic origin: White

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Born in San Juan on 22 August 1818, she was the youngest sister of D.F. Sarmiento. She followed her artistic vocation as a painter. She was a teacher in the Colegio de Santa Rosa, founded by Sarmiento. She emigrated to San Felipe de Aconcagua with her mother and sisters in 1842 where she co-founded a college with her sister, Bienvenida. She took drawing lessons with the Frenchman Raymond Quinsac Monvoisin, specialising in portraits and miniatures. She married Frenchman Benjamín Lenoir in 1850, a friend of her brother. They had two daughters. Lenoir was injured in a mining accident and unable to work, so Procesa Sarmiento drew and taught painting for a living. They returned to San Juan in 1857, and from there went to Mendoza where she founded a college. Returning again to San Juan she resumed teaching painting. She was a member of the Sociedad de Beneficencia, helping at its foundation in 1865 and was president in 1878. She died in San Juan on 15 September 1899. In 1932 a school in San Juan was named after her. (Sosa de Newton, 587)

Life Events

Born 1818She was born in San Juan on 22 August 1818.
Other 1842She co-founded a school in San Felipe de Aconcagua.
Married 1850She married Benjamín Lenoir.
Other 1857She returned to San Juan.
Other 1865She became a member of the Sociedad de Beneficencia.
Other 1878She was president of the Sociedad de Beneficencia.
Died 1899She died in San Juan on 15 September 1899.


Sosa de Newton, Lily, (1986), Diccionario biográfico de mujeres argentinas


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