The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Alcott, May

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The Encyclopedia Americana
Alcott, May
Edition of 1920. See also Abigail May Alcott Nieriker on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

ALCOTT, May (Mme. Ernest Nieriken), American artist, daughter of A. B. Alcott: b. Concord, Mass., 1840; d. 1879. She studied at the Boston School of Design, and under Krug, Rimmer, Hunt, Vautier, Johnston and Müller. Thenceforward she lived variously in Boston, London and Paris; after marriage chiefly in the last. She did good work in still-life painting, both oil and water-color, and copied Turner so ably that Ruskin had some of the work adopted for models at the South Kensington schools. She published ‘Concord Sketches,’ with a preface by her sister (1869); ‘Art Studying Abroad’ (1879).