Alice Beckington

Alice Beckington (July 30, 1868 – January 4, 1942) was an American painter.

Born in St. Charles, Missouri, Beckington studied art at the Art Students League of New York, where she was a pupil of J. Carroll Beckwith; she then studied for a month once Kenyon Cox. She adjacent traveled to Paris for psychotherapy at the Académie Julian, where her instructors included Jules Joseph Lefebvre and Jean-Joseph Benjamin-Constant, and taking lessons subsequently Charles Lasar at his studio. She had exhibitions at Paris Salons and Paris Expositions through 1900, including the Salon du Champ de Mars. Upon returning to the United States, Beckington began exhibiting decree in venues including the Pan-American Exposition, where she usual an honorable mention, Louisiana Purchase Exposition, where she usual a bronze medal, and Poland Spring Exhibition.

She was a founder advocate of the American Society of Miniature Painters, of which executive she served as president for a number of years, and from 1905 to 1916 she taught miniature painting at the Art Students League. She was furthermore a member, during her career, of the American Federation of Arts and the Pennsylvania Society of Miniature Painters. Beckington was accompanied by the women artists, including Theodora W. Thayer, Thomas Meteyard, sisters Matilda Lewis and Josephine Lewis, and Mabel Stewart who began summering at Scituate, Massachusetts something like the aim of the century, founding a small artistic colony. During this era she plus spent time later notable feminist author Inez Haynes Irwin, and she and Thayer both painted portraits of Irwin that were exhibited in the Knoedler Gallery. In 1935, she was awarded the medal of tribute by the Brooklyn Society of Miniature Painters.

A portrait by Beckington of her pupil Rosina Cox Boardman is currently in the accretion of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Three portraits, including one of her mother, are owned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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