Lillian Burk Meeser (1864 - 1942)
The Chinese Vase, c. 1918
Oil on canvas
36 x 40 inches
Signed at lower right: Meeser
Original Newcomb Macklin frame
Annual Exhibition of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 1918, #430 as The Chinese Vase.
Lillian Burk Meeser, a painter of still lifes, was born in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania. She studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Art Students League in New York City, and the Worcester (Massachusetts) Museum Art School. Additionally, she came under the tutelage of Hugh H. Breckenridge, Philip Leslie Hale, George de Forrest Brush, Charles Woodbury, and Joseph DeCamp.
She exhibited her works frequently including: the Corcoran Art Gallery (Washington, D.C.); Detroit Museum of Art; Toledo (Ohio) Museum; Rochester (New York) Museum; Carnegie Institute; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (Philadelphia), where she won awards and served on jury of admission and the awarding of prizes; Venice, Italy, 1924; and the Plastic Club, Philadelphia, where she won a silver medal.
Meeser, the Founder and first President of the Detroit (Michigan) Society of Women Painters and Sculptors, held memberships in the Plastic Club; Art Alliance of Philadelphia; North Shore Artists Association (Gloucester, Massachusetts); Provincetown Art Association; and the American Federation of Arts.
Her work is in the permanent collections of the Reading Museum, Pennsylvania, State College Art Gallery, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
She died in Pittsburgh in 1942.