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Alice Acheson (1895-1996) Noted Artist

Alice Stanley Acheson was an impressionistic artist, wife and diplomatic partner to Dean Acheson, Secretary of State during the Truman Administration, and a tall elegant woman who could wear cutting edge fashion to all the momentous diplomatic dinners and cocktail parties.

Acheson's art career came with two sides of fame, one side included access to the fine art world, the other side included the need to be careful not to take advantage of her political notoriety within the United States and the world.  She was born in Charlevoix, MI, into an artistic family.  Her mother, Jane Stanley was a self-trained watercolorist that documented her world travels with stunning precision, and her grandfather was the John Mix Stanley, the renown painter who painted Native Americans on the western frontier.  John Stanley's work is included in numerous museums including the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, the Gene Autry Museum, and Acheson's hometown museum, the Detroit Institute of the A…