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Maria a'Becket

 (1839 - 1904)
Maria J. C. a'Becket was active/lived in Massachusetts, New York, Maine / Europe.  Maria aBecket is known for landscape, marine and nocturnal scene painting.

Maria a'Becket

Maria a'Becket (1839-1904)
Maria a'Becket was a professional artist, wholly devoted to her work and well regarded by the critics in her lifetime.  She was a tiny dynamo of a woman, considered a brilliant conversationalist and was much sought after socially.   She was ahead of her time in embracing the Barbizon and Impressionist schools of art and her work found ready buyers.  Sadly, she suffered the fate of so many talented professional women of the 19th century:  With her death in 1904, her work disappeared, only to begin rediscovery in the late 20th century.

Maria was born in Portland, Maine, the daughter of an apothecary, who moonlighted as a landscape painter.  From him, Maria would have  ...  Displaying 750 of 8777 characters.

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About  Maria a'Becket

Born:  1839 - Portland, Maine
Died:   1904 - New York City
Known for:  landscape, marine and nocturnal scene painting