Clara Erskine Clement
|Clara Erskine Clement|
|Born||28 August 1834|
|Died||29 February 1916 (aged 81)|
On August 28, 1834, Clement was born as Clara Erskine in St. Louis, Missouri. Clement's father was John Erskine, a businessman. Clement's mother was Harriet Bethiah (Godfrey) Erskine. She was educated at home by private tutors.
Clement's writing career in 1869 with Simple Story of the Orient.
In 1852, Clement married James Hazen Clement, a businessman. They moved to Newton, Massachusetts. After the death of her first husband, in 1882 Clement married Edwin Forbes Waters, author and owner of the Boston Daily Advertiser. They resided in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
- Simple Story of the Orient, her first work, printed privately (1869)
- Handbook of Legendary and Mythological Art (Boston, 1871)
- Painters, Sculptors, Architects, Engravers, and their Works (1874; 9th ed., 1892)
- Artists of the Nineteenth Century and their Works, with Laurence Hutton (1879)
- Eleanor Maitland, a novel (1881)
- Life of Charlotte Cushman (1882)
- History of Egypt
- Hand-Books of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture (3 vols., 1883–86)
- Christian Symbols and Stories of the Saints (1886)
- Stories of Art and Artists (1886)
- "The Queen of the Adriatic or Venice, Mediaeval and Modern" (1893)
- Women Artists in Europe and America (1903)
- Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D. (1904)
- Women in the Fine Arts (1906)
She also translated a volume of Kenan's lectures and Dosia's Daughter, a novel by Henri Gréville, and edited a translation of Carl von Lützow's Treasures of Italian Art. 
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Wilson, James Grant; Fiske, John, eds. (1900). "Clement, Clara Erskine". Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. New York: D. Appleton.
- "Waters, Clara Erskine Clement (1834–1916) - Art History". JRank Articles. Retrieved 8 April 2012.
- Rines, George Edwin, ed. (1920). "Waters, Clara Erskine Clement". Encyclopedia Americana.
- "Clara Erskine Clement Waters Papers, 1869–1932: Finding Aid". Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division. Retrieved 8 April 2012.
- Works by Clara Erskine Clement Waters at Project Gutenberg
- Works by or about Clara Erskine Clement at Internet Archive