Two Girls Reading. Robert Lewis Reid (1862–1929), American Impressionist painter and muralist.
Reid was a founding member of the Ten American Painters. He first studied in Boston at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, where draftsmanship, portraiture, and anatomy were stressed. Traveled to France for training at the Academie Julian in the late 1880s. In 1890 Reid adopted an impressionist style with a brighter palette. Like his fellow impressionists in the US and abroad, he was fond of painting attractive young women in outdoor settings.