Anna Eliza Hardy
Anna Eliza Hardy (January 26, 1839 – December 15, 1934) was a painter prominent in a 19th century learned of painters in Bangor, Maine. She was the daughter and assistant of Jeremiah Pearson Hardy, himself a prominent portrait painter in Bangor. and Catherine Sears Wheeler Hardy. She was born in Bangor, Maine, the youngest of four kids and the unaccompanied daughter in the family. Hardy died in Jamaica Plain, Mass. after a long painting career.
Hardy was especially known for her floral paintings, of which The Roses is one of the most well-known. Hardy in addition to taught art and guided additional female painters, including Charlotte Baldwin, Grace Hemenway, Florence Jennison, Nellie Lincoln, Mary Merrill, Katherine Parker Stewart, and Emma Webb, in the art of florals. She focused her sparkle mostly on detailed nevertheless life paintings, but as her vision began to fail, she started to create less detailed pieces.