Alexandrina Robertson Harris

born Aberdeen, Scotland 1886-died New York City 1978
Also known as
  • Alexandrina Harris
  • Alexandria Harris
Aberdeen, Scotland
New York, Kings, New York, United States

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.