Woman of the Century/Alice Hirschberg

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HIRSCHBERG, Mrs. Alice, artist born in England, 12th February, 1856. Her maiden name was Kerr-Nelson, and she belonged to an ALICE HIRSCHIIERG A woman of the century (page 390 crop).jpgALICE HIRSCHBERG. old county family, whose pedigree in Burke's Landed Gentry dates back to Richard Nelson, who flourished in 1377. Miss Kerr-Nelson was educated without particular attention to her artistic talents. At the age of twenty-two she sent her first picture, a water-color, to the Royal Academy. It was rejected, but it found a purchaser. She decided to follow her inclinations. Without preliminary study from cast or life she went to Heatherly's art-schuol in London. There she began to paint heads and costumed figures, which she sold in country exhibitions in England. In the school she met Carl Hirschberg, and became his wife in 1882. They went to Paris and studied two years, but Mrs. Hirschberg says she owes more to her husband's teaching than to the slight criticisms of Raphael Collin, who visited the women "s class once a week. She exhibited some of her work in the Salon of 1884. In 1884 Mr. and Mrs. Hirschberg came to the United States. She exhibited the next year in the collection of the Water-Color Society, and is a regular contributor to its exhibitions. Her family consists of three sons. Her principal pictures are: "The Lace Maker," "Vieille Normande," "An Interested Spectator," "Aunt Phoebe," "Maggie Tulliver," "The Trysting Place," "Sunday Afternoon." "At Meeting." "Beach Plum Gatherers." "Look, then, into Thine Own Heart and Write." "A Lesson," "Music." "Hide and Seek." Her home and studio are in Morristown, N. J.