Elliott, Elizabeth Shippen Green

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Birth 1871-09-01
Death 1954

Biographical notes:

Illustrator; b. in Philadelphia, Pa., in 1871; d. 1954.

From the description of Elizabeth Shippen Green Elliott files, 1896-1985. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70973996

From the description of Elizabeth Shippen Green Elliott photographs, [19--]-[19--]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70974358

Illustrator; Philadelphia, Penn. Died 1954.

From the description of Elizabeth Shippen Green Elliott papers, 1848-1947. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122565413

American artist.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to the Editor of "Harper's Young People", 1890 Feb. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270614049

Elizabeth Shippen Green was born September 1, 1971, in Philadelphia, PA, and died there on May 29, 1954. Her illustrations graced the pages and covers of books and magazines for nearly sixty years. She is best known for her pen-and-ink work. At age eighteen she began drawing for the Philadelphia Public Ledger and for the department store Strawbridge and Clothier's advertising department. She also worked as a staff artist for Ladies' Home Journal and Harper's Weekly . After her marriage to architect Huger Elliot in 1911, she concentrated mainly on illustrating children's and young adult books, specializing in medieval subjects. She illustrated Charles and Mary Lamb's classic, Tales from Shakespeare, published in 1922.

Biographical Source: Something About the Author, vol. 139, pp. 108-111.

From the guide to the Elizabeth Shippen Green Elliot Papers, unknown, (University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc])


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