Bertha Corson Day Bates
(1875 - 1968)
Bertha Corson Day Bates was active/lived in Delaware, Pennsylvania. Bertha Bates is known for figure, genre, and landscape painting, illustration.
Biography Bertha Corson Day Bates
Bertha Corson Day Bates (1875-1968)
Bertha Corson Day was born in Philadelphia and grew up in
Germantown. Her cousin was married to the popular artist Thomas
Hovenden, and Bertha Day posed for his painting Bringing Home the Bride.
She enrolled in the Drexel Institute art department in 1892; her
teachers included sculptor Charles Grafly and watercolorist Lydia
Austin. She became a friend of Lydia Austin and her husband
Bertha Day studied in Howard Pyle's illustration class that began at
Drexel in the fall of 1894. After completing the four-year course
at Drexel in 1896, she decided to continue as an advanced student in
Pyle's illustration class from 1
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