Cleaver, Alice 1878-1944
Alice Cleaver was born in 1878 in Falls City, Nebraska, daughter of an insurance salesman and former homesteader. She studied art at the University of Nebraska, Art Institute of Chicago, and Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. While still a student in Philadelphia in the early 1900's, Cleaver traveled to Arizona and New Mexico in order to paint the lifestyle and surroundings of the Pueblo Indians. In order to travel, she would often exchange her paintings for rail fare.