(1858 - 1928)
Martha Silsbee was active/lived in Massachusetts, New Hampshire. Martha Silsbee is known for painter-figure, interior, landscape.
Biography Martha Silsbee
By Rusty Bastedo, New Hampshire State Curator
Although Martha Silsbee, an American watercolor and pastel artist who
lived in Dublin at the turn of the last century, is a key member of the
original Dublin Art Colony, she is not as well known as others. Born in
Salem, Mass., she was one of four children. Her great grandfather had
been "confidential agent" to Elias Harkett Derby, the first American
millionaire. Her grandfather and father were important merchants and investors in shipping.
Martha Silsbee left Salem in the early 1880s to move to Boston. She
exhibited three watercolors in the Boston Art Club's 1885 annual show
but did not enroll at the Museum of Fine Arts School o
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