Background: Hilda Belcher was born in Pittsford, Vermont on September 20, 1881. He was an American artist known for her paintings, watercolors, portraits and illustrations depicting individuals and landscapes, both in formal portraiture and in casual scenes of daily life.
Education: Belcher graduated from Newark High School in 1900 and later moved to New York City to attend the New York School of Art.
Achievements: After the death of her father in 1906, Belcher lived with her mother and took extended trips to Italy, England and Wales in 1910; the Rocky Mountains in the western United States in 1912; and Europe, for an eleven-month tour, in 1913-14. Belcher also became well known in Georgia, where she painted landscapes of the Savannah area and scenes representative of the area’s African American culture in the early part of the century.
Belcher also published illustrations, cartoons, and caricatures that appeared in popular magazines.