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Marie Goth

female 1887-1975
20th Century
Life city:
Indianapolis, IN
Work city:
Nashville, IN
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One of Indiana’s premier portrait painters, Marie Goth grew up in Indianapolis and attended John Herron Art Institute. She received scholarships to the Art Students League in New York and spent a few years studying primarily portraiture there. It was in New York that she met and fell in love with V. J. Cariani.

Cariani enlisted in the Army in 1917 and Goth returned to Indianapolis in 1919. Cariani, who was enduring depression after his stint at war, was induced to come work for the Goth family business in Indianapolis. A few years later (around 1923) Marie and her sister Genevieve bought a cabin in Nashville and shortly thereafter, Cariani also moved to his own cabin in Nashville.

Goth and Cariani were never married but were lifelong partners and painters who lived out their lives painting in Brown County.

Marie’s older sister Genevieve Goth, a very good artist in her own right, married Nashville (cum Bedford) artist Carl Graf.


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