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Painting by Alethea Hill Platt (American, 1861-1932)

Painting by Alethea Hill Platt (American, 1861-1932)

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Directory: Fine Art: Paintings: Oil: N. America: American: Pre 1900: Item # 1359916

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Alethea Hill Platt (American, 1861-1932)

Devonshire Cottage by Moonlight

Oil-on-canvas, signed lower left

Painting: 25” x 30”
Frame: 29” x 33 ¾”

Platt was active in New York State and Connecticut. She is known for her landscapes, portraits and interiors. She studied at the Art Students’ League (NYC) and Delecluse Academy, Paris. Platt also studied with Ben Foster and Henry B. Snell. She exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art (1900-1901), Boston Art Club, Society of Independent Artists (1917) and many others. Additionally she was a member of the New York Woman’s Art Club, Pen & Brush Club, National Arts Club and the New York Water Color Club.

Platt travelled to Europe, painting scenes both in Devon and Normandy, often depicting charming interiors showing the life of the peasants.