Bessie Nye (1889 – 1967)

Bessie Nye (1889 – 1967)

Who is she? Bessie Lucile Nye (1889 – 1967)

RISD Diploma 1911, 1914 day classes in Freehand Drawing and Painting. In the 1920 census she is listed as a designer for an art gallery, later listed as teacher, designer or commercial artist in city directories.

Thanks to Douglas Doe Archivist at RISD for this information … otherwise, Bessie would be a lost artist in 2018.

Her watercolor – “Corner Closet” is on view at the gallery.

Don’t you love the Japanese woodcut on the wall?