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 after that studied for a month once Kenyon Cox. She next-door traveled to Paris for breakdown at the Académie Julian, where her instructors included Jules Joseph Lefebvre and Jean-Joseph Benjamin-Constant, and taking lessons taking into consideration 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 work in venues including the Pan-American Exposition, where she acknowledged an reliable mention, Louisiana Purchase Exposition, where she customary a bronze medal, and Poland Spring Exhibition.

She was a founder fanatic of the American Society of Miniature Painters, of which presidency 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 next a member, during her career, of the American Federation of Arts and the Pennsylvania Society of Miniature Painters. Beckington was along with the women artists, including Theodora W. Thayer, Thomas Meteyard, sisters Matilda Lewis and Josephine Lewis, and Mabel Stewart who began summering at Scituate, Massachusetts with citation to the viewpoint of the century, founding a small artistic colony. During this era she along with spent time when 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 amassing 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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