The New International Encyclopædia/Alcott, Louisa May

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ALCOTT, May (1840-79). An American artist, daughter of Amos Bronson Aleott, and wife of Ernest Nieriken. She was born at Concord, Mass., and after attending the Boston School of Design, studied under Krug. Dr. Rimmer, Hunt. Vautier, Johnston, and Miiller. She showed considerable skill in still-life studies, but attained her greatest success by her oil and water-color copies of the painting's of Turner, which were higlily praised by MrT Ruskin, and were given to the pupils of the South Kensington schools, London, to work from. Mrs. Nieri- ken was the author of Concord Sketches (Bos- ton. 1869).