Anna Lea Merritt

1844-1930 America/Pre-Raphaelite influence

 

Brief Biography-Anna Lea Merritt was born in Philadelphia, America, in 1844. She studied in Dresden and went to London in 1871, where she frequently exhibited at the Royal Academy. She married her English teacher Henry Merrit in 1877 and gave up painting, but he died the same year, and she recommenced painting for the remainder of her life in England. Merritt became one of only a tiny number of successful women artists in her time. Galleries well-received her work in England and America.

 

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War

War


Girl Collecting

A Girl Collecting Rhododendron Flowers


Eve

Eve


James Lowell

James Russell Lowell


Ophelia

Ophelia

War-
detail

War-detail

A
Girl

Portrait of a Girl


Lamia

Lamia The Serpent Woman

A
Duet

A Duet

A Patrician
Mother

A Patrician Mother

Minna Sophia Farrar
Holding A Hare

Minna Sophia Farrar Holding A Hare

Children Of
Baron Robartes

Eldest Children Of Thomas Second Baron Robartes

Girl Holding
A Posy Of Roses

Girl Holding A Posy Of Roses

Miss Ethel
D Arcy

Miss Ethel D Arcy