Bertha E. Perrie

Bertha Eversfield Perrie (June 20, 1868 – September 16, 1921) was an American painter. She has been described as "about the only famous Washington player who was actually born in D.C."

Born in Washington, D.C., Perrie was impatient in art from an ahead of time age, winning a scholarship to the Art Students League of New York. After completing her epoch there she returned to Washington, where she would become a major figure in local artistic circles. Late in the 1880s she took a approach as a assistant professor at the Art Students League of Washington, where she was with a student, and to whose governing board she would be elected. She taught watercolor at the Corcoran School of Art for more than 20 years, and was also on the power at the Gunston Hall School. As a painter she was best known for her feint in watercolor, though she in addition to produced oil paintings and etchings; she favored landscapes and seascapes, but she painted in extra genres as well. Perrie was in the middle of the founders of the Arts Club of Washington, and was also a charter supporter of both the Society of Washington Artists and the Washington Water Color Club, in whose shows she appeared from 1891 until 1921. She along with served on the board, and as an officer, in each organization. She plus belonged to the Washington Society of Fine Arts and the Washington Handicraft guild, and showed function at Corcoran exhibitions both regionally and nationally; other venues at which she exhibited included the National Academy of Design, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the New York Watercolor Club. Perrie exhibited her achievement at the Palace of Fine Arts at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois.

Among the awards which Perrie conventional during her career were the first and second Corcoran prizes at the Washington Water Color Club's 1904 and 1900 exhibitions and a silver medal in the Appalachian Exposition of 1910. In the summer of 1921 she traveled to Gloucester, Massachusetts to spend the season, dying there during her visit. Her body was returned to Washington, and she was interred in Glenwood Cemetery alongside extra members of her family. She was fortunate with a memorial exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Among Perrie's pupils was Susan Brown Chase.

Stylistically, Perrie's do something encompasses aspects of both Impressionism and realism. Three of her pieces, an etching of William S. McPherson and two paintings, a watercolor of flowers and an oil upon canvas of a harbor scene in Gloucester, are owned by the Smithsonian American Art Museum. She is plus represented in the stock of the Arts Club of Washington. Many of her additional works have remained in private hands.

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