Birgitta Moran Farmer
Birgitta Moran Farmer (1881–1939) was an American performer particularly known for her portrait miniatures.
Farmer was born in Lyons, New York. She attended Lyons Public School and graduated from the Convent of the Sacred Heart in Rochester NY. A graduate of the College of Fine Arts of Syracuse University, she won the 1906 Hiram Gee Award in Painting at commencement. She used the honor to laboratory analysis at Académie Julian and Académie de la Grande Chaumière Paris during 1906–1907. Among supplementary places, she roomed at the American Girl's Club in Paris.
She married Dr. Thomas Patrick Farmer of Syracuse, New York. They had four children. She exhibited in imitation of the Brooklyn Society of Miniature Painters, American Society of Miniature Painters, the Pennsylvania Society of Miniature Painters, the National Association of Women Painters and Sculptors, and the Associated Artists of Syracuse. She died in 1939 in Syracuse, New York, of cancer.
Farmer's enactment including her 1924 self-portrait was exhibited at the 24th and 25th Annual Exhibition of American Society of Miniature Painters and the Pennsylvania Society of Miniature Painters's 38th Annual Exhibition.
Her portrait of her daughter "Anne" was included in the 1933 Chicago World's Fair Century of Progress "Exhibition of Miniature Paintings by Living Artists", The Metropolitan Museum of Art "Four Centuries of Miniature Painting", and the Smithsonian American Art Museum National Collection of Fine Arts.
Farmer is included in the National Portrait Gallery (United States) Catalog of American Portraits, the National Portrait Gallery Library and the Archives of American Art. Her art was often signed “B K Moran”, “Moran”, or “B M Farmer”.