Alexandrina (Robertson) Harris (1886-1978)

 

Alexandrina (Robertson) Harris (1886-1978)
American historic realist portrait miniature artist & still-life painter ;
Alexandriane R Harris ; Alexandriana R Harris ; Alexandriana Harris ; Alexandriana Robertson Harris ; Alexandrina Harris ; Alex Robertson ; Alex R Harris ; Alexina Robertson ; Alexina R Harris ;
[Born 1886 in Aberdeen?, Scotland – died in February, 1978 in Brooklyn?, NY? and buried on February 17, 1978 in Woodlawn, NY]

 

FAD record control number: 52652 ;

Record level: Person ;

Record type: Artist ;

 

Alexandrina (Robertson) Harris (1886-1978) biography:

Birth: 1886 in Aberdeen?, Scotland ;
Death: February, 1978 in Brooklyn?, NY? and buried on February 17, 1978 in Woodlawn, NY ;
Sex: Female ;
Ethnicity: White ; 
Zodiac:
[unknown] ;

Known for: Portrait miniatures ;
Medium: Oil ; watercolor ;
Technique: Painting ;
Subjects: People ;

Areas: Scotland (1886-1890) ; Brooklyn, NY (1890-1978) ; West Indies (1937) ;
Region: North East ;
Lived: 101 Columbia Heights Street, Brooklyn, NY (1930) ; Quincy Street, Brooklyn, NY, art studio (1922) ; 1 Sydney Place, Brooklyn, NY, art studio (1923) ;
Father: George Robertson (1851-?) [unclear is this is her father] ;
Mother: Christian (Birnie) Robertson (1852-?) [unclear that this is her mother] ;
Relatives: George Robertson Jr (1878-?), brother ; James Robertson (1879-?), brother ; Sarah Robertson (1882-?), sister ; John Robertson (1884-?), brother ; David Robertson (1888-?), brother ; Maggie Robertson (1891-?), sister ; Edith Robertson (1896-?), sister [These maybe her siblings, it is unclear] ;
Spouse: George Harris (1883-died by ca.1925-1930?), husband, married August 24, 1904 in Brooklyn, NY ;
Children: 

Training: Adelphi College and Academy, Brooklyn, NY under John Barnard Whittaker (1836-1926) ;
Instructors: John Barnard Whittaker (1836-1926) ;
Work: Had studio on Quincy Street, Brooklyn, NY (1922) where she did portrait miniature commissions ;

Taught:
Students:

Member: American Red Cross, Brooklyn Chapter, Brooklyn, NY, member, music committee chairperson (1917) ; Brooklyn Society of Artists, Brooklyn, NY, member, recording secretary (1919) ; Brooklyn Society of Miniature Painters, Brooklyn, NY, founding member (1915), president (1923-1926), vice-president (1927), jury of selection (1931) ; Pennsylvania Society of Miniature Painters, Philadelphia, PA (1923) ; American Society of Miniature Painters, New York, NY, president (1948) ;
Exhibited with: Brooklyn Society of Miniature Painters, Brooklyn, NY (1915, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936) ; Brooklyn Society of Artists, Brooklyn, NY (1919, 1920) ; National Society of Women Painters and Sculptors, New York, NY (1922) ; Pennsylvania Society of Miniature Painters, Philadelphia, PA (1923, 1931) ; Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY (watercolor show, 1927) ; Regional Arts Show, Brooklyn, NY (1932) ; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA (1950, watercolor show) ;
Awards:

Milestones: Naturalized American in 1890 from Scotland at age 4 ;

 

Notes: Due to the many spellings and nick names of the artist, she is extremely difficult to track down her exact birth and death dates ;

 

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Document information

Document permalink:
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Digital-born document number:
FAD.2019.52652

Digital document provenance:
Original compiled and researched document by the Fine Art Database, 266 West 21st Street, New York, NY.

Document license:
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Image license:
The author of this artwork died more than 70 years ago. According to U.S. Copyright Law, copyright expires 70 years after the author’s death. In other countries, legislation may differ.

Record birth date:
June 1, 2019

Last updated: June 3, 2019 at 18:29 pm

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