Ellen G. Emmet "The Years in Paris, 1896 - 1900"

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ART 101 exhibits the letters, drawings and paintings of Ellen G. Emmet from the years she was studying art in Paris, 1896 - 1900

She posed for Whistler; she was praised by Sargent; she studied with William Merritt Chase, Robert Reid and Frederick MacMonnies. Among the portraits she painted were those of her cousin Henry James, Augustus St. Gaudens, Pablo Casals, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

At the age of sixteen, she began illustrating for VOGUE and HARPER’S WEEKLY. When the larder was bare in Paris, she crossed the channel and executed commissions in England. She supported her family throughout her life; her mother, her brother when he was a boy, her husband, her three sons, and her sisters when they were in need. She made $75,000 in 1938.

Her sister Leslie was a painter, too, as were their three first cousin, Rosina Emmet Sherwood, Lydia Field Emmet, and Jane Emmet De Glehn. The letters they wrote back and forth are evidence of their great love for each other and their passion to paint and to succeed.



from April 17, 2009 to May 10, 2009

Opening Reception on 2009-04-16 from 18:00 to 20:00


Ellen G. Emmet

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