Amy R. Kirkpatrick (1862-1935)
"Miss Birdie," as Amy Kirkpatrick was affectionately known, for she was a small, red-haired, bird-like woman, developed a remarkable reputation as an artist with abilities that contrasted markedly with her appearance.
One of six children, she was the daughter of Cornwall and Amy (Vance) Kirkpatrick. Her father had settled in Anna, Illinois in 1859, and, together with his brother Wallace, engaged in the pottery-making business for many years under the name of C & W Kirkpatrick Pottery Company.
Kirkpatrick began her artistic career with instruction at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts/Art Institute of Chicago in 1882-83. In 1883 Frank C. Bromley, a young
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