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c. 1600s   Sarah Kiersted, 17th century, a 1936 painting of Kiersted with Chief Oratam. 

1776  Oil portrait of Jannetje Drummond Jannetje Vrelandt Drummond, a daughter of prosperous Dutch farmers in Bergen County, was a Loyalist during the Revolutionary War.

1822   Painting of a scrubwomen by Baroness Hyde de Neuville (Anne Marguerite Henriette de Marigny Hyde de Neuville, unknown -1849).

1824  Charlotte Bonaparte’s depiction of Lebanon, New Jersey, 1824.

1845  The Lincoln Children, a portrait painted by Susan Waters.

1866  Lily Martin Spencer (1822-1902) painting, "War Spirit at Home," one of the most popular paintings of the mid-19th century.

1900  Violet Oakley, an important American muralist, was born in Bergen Heights in 1874. She trained at the Arts Students League, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the Academie Montparnasse in Paris. Oakley created oil paintings, illustrations, stained glass windows and murals. The “Unity” frieze expresses her vision of a peaceful world. She was a pacifist and feminist.

1927  Elsie Driggs, a resident of Lambertville, New Jersey was the only woman artist who participated in the Precisionist Movement in American art, 1927.

1938  American abstract painter, Suzy Frelinghuysen (1911-1988), 1938.

1995  Grace Hartigan, abstract expressionist, 1995.

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