(1792 - 1862)
Susannah Paine was active/lived in Rhode Island, Maine, Massachusetts. Susannah Paine is known for folk art portrait and landscape painting.
An itinerant portrait painter, Susannah Paine was active in New England, especially Rhode Island and Maine. Noted for appealing detail of her subjects such as ornate dress and coiled hair dos, she painted primarily with oil on wood but did an occasional pastel portrait.
In those days, the mid 19th century, it was very unusual for a woman to be an itinerant painter because a female traveling alone aroused suspicion. Susanna Paine wrote a biography, Roses and Thorns, published in 1854 when she was age 61. Addressing this issue of independence, she wrote: "a rumor had arisen and spread in every direction...that I had absconded from my native place---leaving behind me a husband. . .and several helpless chi ... Displaying 750 of 3204 characters.