Alice Archer Sewall James (1870-1955)
- Alice Archer Sewall James (1870-1955)
- Evening in the Marshes
- Oil on board
- 5 1/4 x 9 inches
- Signed lower right
Alice began her artistic training at the age of sixteen at the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland. Upon her return to the U.S., Alice further studied in Washington D.C. under American artist Howard Helmick (1845-1907). In 1893, Alice exhibited a number of designs at the Ninth Annual Exhibition of the Architectural League of New York that received favorable attention. Her works included a panel from a design for an altar-piece, a colored plaster panel, and sketches for three lunettes on rough plaster in the house of a gentleman in New York City. In 1895, Louis Comfort Tiffany commissioned a series of Alice’s decorative panels. The panels which depicted cupid-like figures with musical instruments were placed in the choir screen of a church being erected in New York City.