Alma Hirsig Bliss
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Alma Hirsig Bliss was one of many women active in the miniature revival of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. She belonged to professional organizations, exhibited widely, and won awards for her work, which included landscapes and still lifes in addition to portraits. Exemplifying the expanded repertoire of subject matter that artists explored in the miniature format, this painting allowed Bliss to showcase her skill at capturing the material properties of a range of different objects.
Watercolor painting in brass frame under glass
Image (sight): 2 15/16 x 4 1/8 in. (7.5 x 10.5 cm)
Frame: 4 11/16 x 6 1/8 in. (11.9 x 15.6 cm) (show scale)
Signed lower right: "A H BLISS / 1930"
Museum Collection Fund
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Alma Hirsig Bliss (American, born Bern, Switzerland 1875-after 1959). Still Life, 1930. Watercolor painting in brass frame under glass, Image (sight): 2 15/16 x 4 1/8 in. (7.5 x 10.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund, 31.748. © artist or artist's estate
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