Woman of the Century/May Alcott Nieriker
NIERIKER, Mrs. May Alcott, artist, born in Concord, Mass., in 1840, and died in 1879. She was a daughter of A. Bronson Alcott. Early showing a decided talent for art, she was trained in that direction in the Boston School of Design, in Krug's studio, in Paris, and by S. Tuckerman, Dr. Rimtner, Hunt, Vautier, Johnston. Müller and other well-known artists. She spent her life in Boston and Ixwulon, and after her marriage to Ernest Nieriker she lived in Paris, France. Her work included oil and water-colors of high merit, and her copies of Turner's paintings are greatly prized in London. where they are now given to students to work from in their lessons. Her work was exhibited in all the principal American and European galleries. She was at the height of her powers at the time of her death.