Emma Beach Thayer


Emma Beach Thayer (1849-1924) was an American artist known for her floral paintings.[1]

Emma Beach Thayer
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Emmeline Buckingham Beach

1849 (1849)
New York, New York
Died1924 (aged 74–75)
Peekskill, New York
Known forPainting
Spouse(s)Abbott Handerson Thayer


Thayer née Beach was born in New York City in 1849. The Smithsonian American Art Museum credits her with creating studies for the illustrations for Concealing Coloration in the Animal Kingdom.[2] Her 1904 study of The Cotton-Tail Rabbit among Dry Grasses and Leaves is in the collection of the Brooklyn Museum.[3]

Thayer was the daughter of Moses S. Beach and Chloe Buckingham.[1] She was the second wife of the painter Abbott Handerson Thayer (1849–1921) and the step mother of the painter Gerald Handerson Thayer (1883-1939).[4]

Thayer died in Peekskill, New York in 1924.[5]



  1. ^ a b "Emma Beach Thayer". AskArt. Retrieved 27 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Emma Beach Thayer". Smithsonian American Art Museum. Retrieved 27 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Emma Beach Thayer – 1850-1924". Brooklyn Museum. Retrieved 27 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Thayer, Emma Beach (American painter, 1850-1924)". ULAN Full Record Display (Getty Research). Retrieved 27 March 2020.
  5. ^ "Emma Beach Thayer". American Art Collaborative. Retrieved 27 March 2020.

External linksEdit

  •   Media related to Emma Beach Thayer at Wikimedia Commons
  • Emma Beach Thayer at Find a Grave
  • images of Emma Beach Thayer's work on ArtNet