Alice Preble Tucker de Haas
Alice Preble Tucker de Haas was an accomplished watercolor artist and creator of portrait miniatures during her lifetime. Born in Boston, the artist eventually studied with a number of notable nineteenth and twentieth-century artists including R. Swain Gifford and William Merritt Chase. In 1895, she married the famous marine painter, Mauritz Frederik Hendrik de Haas, who furthered her art instruction, likely in the recording of seascapes, which were also his specialty. Like her husband, Alice found success in the art world and exhibited her paintings at venues including the St. Louis Exposition of 1904, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and the National Academy of Design, and the National Association of Women Painters and Sculptors (from which she won an award in 1912). Currently, Alice de Haas’s work is featured at the Worcester Art Museum.