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Luce Foundation Center for American Art

Painting: Miniatures: Old Woman in Grey

Betsy Flagg Melcher

(born Dongan Hills, NY 1900 -- died Maine 1991)

Betsy Flagg Melcher was a member and president of the American Society of Miniature painters. She studied with Cecilia Beaux before devoting her career to painting small-scale portraits. She won numerous awards during her lengthy career, including the Levantia White Boardman award in 1942.