Abigail May Alcott Nieriker biography

Abigail May Alcott Nieriker

Painter, Illustrator

1840 – 1879

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Who was Abigail May Alcott Nieriker?

May Alcott Nieriker was an American artist and the youngest sister of Louisa May Alcott. She was the basis for the character Amy in her sister's semi-autobiographical novel Little Women. She was named after her mother, Abigail May, and first called Abba, then Abby, and finally May, which she asked to be called in November 1863 when in her twenties.

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Born
Jul 26, 1840
Concord
Also known as
  • May Alcott
  • Abba Alcott
  • Abby Alcott
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Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • Concord
Died
Dec 29, 1879

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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