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Luce Foundation Center for American Art

Painting: Miniatures: Amelia Earhart

Alexandrina Robertson Harris

(born Aberdeen, Scotland 1881 -- died Brooklyn, NY 1978)

Alexandrina Robertson Harris was a prize-winning miniaturist who, between 1933 and 1935, served as president of the National Association of Women Artists. She used that position as a platform to advocate for the role of the arts in American society. In 1965, when the American Society of Miniature Painters disbanded, she was serving as its president, and with Rosina Cox Boardman negotiated the gift of twenty-two miniatures from ASMP members to this museum.