Nebraska Authors

Alice Righter Edmiston

Born 1874-04-06 Monroe, WI (USA)

Died 1964-03-29
Lincoln, NE (USA)

Lincoln, NE (USA)
Wyuka Cemetery

Lincoln Artist and former Teacher of Art at the University of Nebraska. She lived in Lincoln early in her life before an ‘away period’ of travel and education. She returned to Lincoln and became a permanent resident as a dedicated painter, printmaker and teacher. She continued to indulge her curiosity of other people and places through frequent trips to the East Coast, Arizona, and New Mexico. Many of her paintings reflect Nebraska scenes and show that she was very much a Nebraska regionalist. She is also know for her Indian country painting and monotypes.

Places Lived

Monroe, WI
Lincoln, NE
Chicago, IL
New York, NY

Author Of

  • Visual Work




University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL
Art Students League, New York, NY



Places Worked

University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Southwest Virginia Institute, Bristol, VA
Galloway College, Searcy, AR


Her art was included in the Trans-Mississippi Exhibition in Omaha, NE, 1898
$100 Prize Award for her Art, Society of Fine Arts Exhibition, Omaha, NE, 1923
Solo Exhibition at Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE, 1941


Nebraska Art Association member, formerly the Haydon Art Club
Lincoln Artists Guild, President, 1920


Paintings owned by Lincoln City Libraries:
"On the Water Front"
"Still Life" (Flowers)
"Madeline Island"
"Boat Harbor"
"Untitled" (Figures in a Street)
"Untitled" (Figures)

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