Doris Riker Beer
(1898 - 1967)
Doris Riker Beer was active/lived in New York, Massachusetts. Doris Beer is known for miniature watercolor Nantucket scenes.
Biography Doris Riker Beer
Doris Riker Beer (1898–1967)
Based in the Wharf Head Studio on Old North Wharf after moving to town from ’Sconset in 1940, Doris and her husband Richard produced a well-known series of watercolor miniatures featuring popular Nantucket scenes. The couple frequently worked together on these copyrighted creations, Richard providing the line sketch and Doris completing the watercolor.
Wharf Head Studio consisted of living quarters and an exhibition space, out of which the couple operated for an eighteen-year span. Doris’s work was praised by a reviewer as “calm, limpid, but crisply executed with an economy of line.”
A native New Yorker, Doris studied at the Art Students League, Cooper Union, and with Arthur Dow at Columb
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