Happy Birthday: Betsy Flagg Melcher

Betsy Flagg Melcher was a miniature portrait painter born on April 8th.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t find much information on her but I did learn that she was a member and president of the American Society of Miniature Painters. She won awards and was hired to paint members of the Astor and Peabody families.

Even with so few pieces of hers online you can still see how well she captured her subjects. They feature expression and spirit that only becomes more impressive when considering their small scale.