Bertha Sophia Menzler Dressler Peyton
(1871 - 1947)
Bertha Sophia Menzler Dressler Peyton was active/lived in Massachusetts, Arizona, Illinois. Bertha Peyton is known for southwest landscape, portrait and still life painting.
Biography Bertha Sophia Menzler Dressler Peyton
Born and raised in Chicago, Bertha Menzler Dressler Peyton had the
distinction of painting the first canvas acquired by the Santa Fe
Railway Company. Purchased in 1903, it was an Arizona landscape
titled San Francisco Peaks. The Company later acquired several more of her works including Evening on the Arizona Desert (1907); At Close of Day, Grand Canyon; (1912) Desert Effects, Arizona and Sunshine and Shower, Grand Canyon, both in 1918.
Her Arizona painting, Bright Angel Trail,
is in the Chicago collection of the John H. Vanderpoel Art
Association. She also did paintings of Arizona Indians including
the Hopi Indians at Walpi.
Bertha Peyton received her
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