Betsy Krieg Salm, Schoolgirl art

Betsy Krieg Salm
Ornamental Artist
American Academic Art
1790 to 1830

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Women's Painted Furniture, 1790-1830
American Schoolgirl Art


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Womens Painted Furniture, 1790 to 1830 Schoolgirl Art

Betsy Krieg Salm schoolgirl art Book, Women's Painted Furniture
AMERICAN SCHOOLGIRL ART was practiced by female Academy, Seminary and tutored students in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The artistic disciplines included: music, dance, watercolor painting on paper, velvet and silk, the practicing of penmanship for their love knots, valentines and puzzle poems, and needlework of many types.
Often their greatest work was reserved for pen and paint decoration of wooden pieces. At that time, their families would commission a cabinetmaker to create furniture and accessories for them to decorate. In true American fashion, these pieces were always of a practical nature. Betsy Krieg Salm schoolgirl art fan
Betsy Krieg Salm schoolgirl art fan They chose motifs drawn from illustrated old books of the period, lithography, and English drawing instruction books. Their home or school, exotic and pastoral scenes, shells and familiar flora and fauna are frequently seen on these rare antiques. These cherished items were passed on from generation to generation.

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