Lecture: Amalia Kussner, miniaturist
October 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Amalia was a miniature portrait artist and a “darling” of the Gilded Age – and became one of the most sought-after artists of that time. Her career would include painting many of those premier families and European and Russian royalty. With her adventurous spirit, she traveled during the Boer War in South Africa to paint Cecil Rhodes. In addition to her artistic talent, she was quite adept at marketing herself and commanding impressive commissions. Amalia was clearly a woman ahead of her time.
This presentation will cover the full story of her life, starting with her early years in Terre Haute, the incredible rise to fame in New York in the 1890’s, and her final years in Europe after 1900. You will see images of a wide variety of her work, both from museums and a private collection.