Discipline: Visual Art

Alice Acheson

Discipline: Visual Art
Region: Washington, D.C.
MacDowell Fellowships: 1979
Alice Acheson (1895-1996) was an American painter and wife of Dean Acheson, the Secretary of State during Harry Truman’s administration. Acheson’s work often depicted Washington D.C and the numerous foreign countries the pair visited. She worked primarily in watercolor and oil paints, and many of her pieces were exhibited across the U.S. by the late 1930s. Although she continued to paint, she stopped displaying her work publically after her husband became Secretary of State, not wanting to cash in on his fame.



Alice Acheson worked in the Mixter studio.

Built in 1927–1930, the Florence Kilpatrick Mixter Studio was funded by its namesake and designed by the architect F. Winsor, Jr., who also designed MacDowell's original Savidge Library in 1925. Mixter Studio, solidly built of yellow and grey-hued granite, once had sweeping views of Pack Monadnock to the east. The lush forest has now grown…

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