Bellis, Daisy Maud

Bellis, Daisy Maud (1887-?)

Daisy Maud Bellis was born in Waltham, Massachusetts on February 16, 1887. She studied art at the Massachusetts School of Art, the University of Vermont, Breckenridge School of Painting, and in schools and studios in Montreal and Paris. In 1936 she was elected as a Fellow at the Royal Society of Arts in London. Bellis taught art at Salem College, Winston Salem, North Carolina and at McDonald College, McGill University Montreal, Canada. She painted approximately 80 easel paintings for the WPA Federal Arts Project. Her works were allocated to the Laurel Heights, Undercliff, and Cedarcrest Sanatoria, the Connecticut State Farm for Women at Niantic, the Middlesex County Temporary Home, and Fairfield Hills Hospital. Bellis also led art instruction courses sponsored by the WPA. Her date of death is unknown.

Sources: WPA Artist’s Work Card; WPA Biography; Who Was Who in American Art (1985), p. 45; Women Artists in America; Edward Alden Jewell, “Musings Way Down east,” New York Times, August 27, 1933.

Daisy Maud BellisWorks of Art Listed in CT Archives’ database from Daisy Bellis:

Old Fashioned Girl- Life Study: oil
Trumpet and Vine- Trumpet Flower: watercolor
Flowers (Shakespearian): oil
Hydrangeas: oil
Elephant: watercolor
Mushrooms: watercolor
Orchid: watercolor
Orchid: watercolor
Skunks: watercolor
Wood Ibis: watercolor
Landscape: oil
Haying Time: oil
St. George’s: oil
Fruit: oil
Still Life: oil
The Green Vase: oil
Still Life- Fruit & Vegetables: oil
Shakespearian Flowers Study: oil
Oranges & Pepper: oil
Interior: oil
Hollyhocks: oil
Sunflowers: oil
Wild Arum: oil
Water Arum: oil
Monkey: oil
Laughing Monkey: oil
Lily: oil
Lotus and Lily: oil
Water Lilies: oil
Sumac: oil
Old House: oil
Flower Study: oil
Flower Study: oil
Connecticut Kitchen: oil
Male Dancer: watercolor
White Colored Man: watercolor
Rain: watercolor
Book Plate Design: oil
Begonia: oil
Mushrooms: watercolor
On the River: watercolor
The Fairy Ring: watercolor
Gloucester Church After Hurricane: oil
Gloucester Church After Hurricane # 2: oil
Pond Lilies: oil
Sunset: oil
Gladiolas: oil
Flower Study: watercolor
African Ant Eater: watercolor
Flower Study # 5: watercolor
Tulip: watercolor
Iris: watercolor
Abstract: watercolor
Flower Study #1: oil
Flower Study #2: oil
Flower Study #3: oil
Goose: watercolor
Vermillion Cat: watercolor
Bread: watercolor
Sumac: watercolor
Fern Fronds: watercolor
Bleeding Heart: watercolor
Sunflower-Opus 2: watercolor
Tree in Spring: watercolor
Dancing Girl No. 1: watercolor
Dancing Girl No. 2: watercolor
Bride of 1938: watercolor
Studio by Night- Interior: oil
Double Beach: oil
Trees & Clouds: oil
Broket’s Point: oil
Tortola: oil
Cathedral Interior: oil
Summer Vacation: oil
Pals: watercolor
Sailing: watercolor
Lotus & Lilies: oil
Bellis, Daisy Maud