Amelia Watson

Amelia Montague Watson (1856–1934) was an American watercolorist skillfully known for her put it on in Martha's Vineyard.

Born in East Windsor Hill, Connecticut on March 2, 1856, to Sarah (Bolles) and Reed Watson, she normal a private education. Watson became a watercolorist.

Her younger sister, Edith, also painted watercolors and exhibited once Amelia, before becoming a wealthy photographer in Canada.

She taught painting at a Martha's Vineyard summer intellectual for twenty years in the last 19th century and exhibited in major east coast cities. In 1888 and 1889 she taught at the short-lived Martha's Vineyard Summer Institute. In a bulletin, the institute described her classes for the Department of Painting:

In 1894, Watson submitted a note on the order of the taming of a chipping sparrow which was published in The Auk.

Watson produced a series of illustrations of scenes from Henry David Thoreau's "excursion" book, Cape Cod. Originally a gift for her companion Margaret Warner Morley, they were incorporated into an 1896 illustrated edition of the cassette published by Houghton Mifflin. A note in the baby book described "marginal sketches in color made by the performer as she entry the successive chapters amid the scenes characterized by Thoreau. Thus she maxim the sand, the lighthouse, the ocean, the sails, the fishermen, the weather-beaten houses, and following Thoreau threw in a Floridian contrast she was able happily to jot beside a note in color from her own Florida sketches."

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