Bernice Marie (Branson) Ferris
(1882 - 1936)
Bernice Marie (Branson) Ferris was active/lived in Virginia, Nebraska. Bernice Ferris is known for agriculture promotional illustration, painting and landscape design.
Biography Bernice Marie (Branson) Ferris
Bernice Marie Branson Ferris
(1882 Astoria, Illinois-1936 Alexandria, Virginia)
Also known as Bernice Marie Branson
A commercial illustrator, painter and landscape designer, Bernice Ferris, working from a small studio in Lincoln, Nebraska pioneered the concept of creating small parks throughout her home town. Indicative of success is a feature in the local newspaper, The Lincoln Star, July 16, 1922: “The vision of Lincoln beautiful through a system of
little parks originated with Miss Bernice Branson, a Lincoln artist who
had a vision come true of making the “City Beautiful by a Chain of Small
Parks Similar to Scheme Used in Washington D.C. . . . So in a
modest way she laid the found
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