New Jersey Women's History
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
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).
1824Charlotte Bonaparte’s depiction of Lebanon, New Jersey, 1824.
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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