Larger Type
Smaller Type

Search Collections

Fidelia Bridges

Born:
Salem, Massachusetts 1835

Died:
Canaan, Connecticut 1923

Active in:

  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Biography

Fidelia Bridges was among the few nineteenth-century American women to enjoy a successful career as an artist. She attained popularity beginning in the late 1860s with her careful depictions of flowers and birds, many of which were reproduced and distributed by Louis Prang and Company. Bridges specialized in wild flowers, many native to Canaan, Connecticut, where she resided until her death.

National Museum of American Art (CD-ROM) (New York and Washington D.C.: MacMillan Digital in cooperation with the National Museum of American Art, 1996)