Waters, Susan (More)

Susan (Moore) Waters was born in 1823 in Binghampton, New York but was raised in Friendsville, Pennsylvania.  Susan was self taught as an artist, but was skilled enough to earn her tuition in seminary school by producing natural history drawings for one of her instructors.

After getting married in 1841, Susan continued to paint as her husband encouraged her to do so. The Waters lived in several locations throughout Pennsylvania and New York State.  Mrs. Waters enjoyed painting animals, especially sheep, which she raised.

Susan exhibited in the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia and her work is represented in the collections of the New York State Historical Association, Wiltshire College, Newark Museum, Cortland County Historical Society, and the Arnot Art Museum.

The artist died in 1900 in Trenton, New Jersey.