(1858 - 1932)
Alice Barber Stephens was active/lived in Pennsylvania, New Jersey. Alice Stephens is known for portrait and landscape painting, illustration, engraving.
Biography Alice Stephens
Barber was born on a farm near Salem, New Jersey, where she attended
local schools. The family moved to Philadelphia, and by 1873 she was a
full time student at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women (now
Moore College of Art). There she became proficient at engraving, an
important skill in the days before photo-mechanical reproduction. In
1876, she enrolled at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where
she studied under Thomas Eakins. Among her classmates was Emily
Sartain. Financial considerations finally forced Barber to turn to
full-time engraving, but by 1885, the long hours and close work
affected her health. She turned to pen and ink drawing, and was soon
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