Louis Orr (1876-1961) Orr was an apprentice printer before his work was discovered by Mary Batterson Beech. She obtained a scholarship for Orr to study at the Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford. He later traveled to Paris, and in 1919 he became the first American to have his work purchased by the Louvre. He returned to America in 1940 and created a series of 50 plates that featured locations in North Carolina before moving back to Connecticut where he was again supported by Mrs. Beech. His etchings are renowned for their extreme detail and flowing lines.