(1884 - 1955)
Persis Kirmse was active/lived in United Kingdom. Persis Kirmse is known for animal-cat & dog painting, illustration.
Biography Persis Kirmse
lizabeth Persis Esperance Kirmse (1884, Bournemouth – 18 May 1955, Tunbridge Wells) was a British artist and illustrator known for her works of cats and dogs.
She was the daughter of Richard and Lea Kirmse, respectively of German and Swiss origin, the proprietors of a private school in Hampshire. She produced oil paintings, works in pastels, and etchings of pets, often as commissions, and illustrated books, postcards, and calendars.
She produced illustrated versions of scenes from Shakespeare using animal characters, including Shakespeare at the Kennels (1934), Shakespeare with the Pets (1935), Shakespeare at the Zoo (1936) and Shakespeare and the Birds (1938). Her illustrations were also used in books by Frances Pitt and
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