Emerson, Edith, 1888-1981.

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Painter, mural painter, book illustrator; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Born in Oxford, Ohio, Emerson studied at the Art Institute of Chicago with John Vanderpoel and Thomas Wood Stevens and at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts with Cecilia Beaux, Violet Oakley, and Daniel Garber. She assisted Violet Oakley primarily between 1917 and 1930 and shared her studio from 1918 until Oakley's death in 1961. Emerson served on the Board of Directors of the Woodmere Art Gallery beginning in 1940, subsequently becoming Curator. She was also a founding member of the Violet Oakley Memorial Foundation.

From the description of Edith Emerson papers, 1839-1981, (bulk 1894-1971). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122571582

Relation Name
associatedWith Beaux, Cecilia, 1855-1942. person
associatedWith Cresson, Margaret French, 1889-1973. person
associatedWith Elliott, Elizabeth Shippen Green. person
associatedWith Elliott, Huger. person
associatedWith Garber, Daniel, 1880-1958. person
associatedWith Gross, Estelle Shane, 1929-1992 person
associatedWith Gross McCleaf Gallery. corporateBody
associatedWith Hopkinson, Charles, 1869-1962. person
associatedWith Leighton, Clare, 1899- person
associatedWith McCarter, Henry, 1866-1942. person
associatedWith Mural Painters (Organization : New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Oakley, Thornton, 1881-1953. person
associatedWith Oakley, Violet, 1874-1961. person
associatedWith Philadelphia Art Alliance. corporateBody
associatedWith St. Denis, Ruth, 1880-1968. person
associatedWith United States. Works Progress Administration. Women's Activities Division. corporateBody
associatedWith Violet Oakley Memorial Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith Violet Oakley Memorial Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith Woodmere Art Gallery. corporateBody
associatedWith Writers and Illustrators Exchange. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Painting, American
Women artists
Book illustrators


Birth 1888

Death 1981

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