Reproductions Merritt, Anna Lea

Anna Lea Merritt

1844 - 1930

American painter and printmaker

Anna Lea Merritt Biography

Anna Lea Merritt was brought up in Philadelphia but received most of her training in Europe where she took private classes from a succession of male tutors in Florence, Dresden, Paris and London, being barred as a woman from entering the most prestigious academies. She settled in London in 1870 and in April 1877 married her teacher, the painting conservator Henry Merritt who died three months later.