|Self-Portrait, 1880 (oil on canvas)|
Born this day in 1854: Rhoda Holmes Nicholls (1854–1930), noted painter and art educator
Nicholls was born Rhoda Holmes in Conventry, England. She had already gained a name for herself when she married American painter Burr H. Nicholls in 1884. The couple lived in the United States, and Nicholls made quite a name for herself in the art world there as well. She won numerous prizes at various exhibitions, including the Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 and the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo of 1901. She taught watercolor for many years in New York, Massachusetts, and Maine. She also coedited Palette and Brush and served on the staff of Art Interchange and the Art Amateur.
Nicholls was most noted for her exquisite watercolor work.
|A Summer Girl|
|Still Life, c. 1900|
|Peasant Woman with Pitcher|
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