Louise C. Belknap Amateur painter


Services for Louise C. Belknap, an amateur artist who celebrated her 103rd birthday in February, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. David's Episcopal Church, 4700 Roland Ave.

Mrs. Belknap, who was active until recent years and still drove a car at age 92, died Friday at her home on Beechdale Road in Roland Park.

She devoted much of her time to painting water colors, pastels, still lifes and portraits.

A native of Washington D.C., she was the daughter of Elizabeth Settle and Charles Cleaves Cole who was a U.S. Circuit Court judge.

She graduated in 1906 from the Holton Arms School, a private girls preparatory school in Bethesda.

In 1910, she married Robert S. Belknap, an investment banker. The couple lived in Annapolis, then moved to Baltimore in 1920. Mr. Belknap died in 1957.

Mrs. Belknap was a member of St. David's Church and volunteered on many church committees. She enjoyed reading and needlepoint.

She is survived by three daughters, Louise B. Keeling, Frances B. Wells and Elizabeth B. Green, all of Baltimore. Her fourth daughter, Julia B. McDavid, died in 1981. Also surviving are 20 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The family suggested memorial donations to St. David's Episcopal Church.

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