Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Elizabeth Heil Alke

Elizabeth Heil Alke, Floral Still Life

I found this painting done by Elizabeth Heil Alke while rambling around the internet. Internet rambling is one of my favorite things to do, so much to see...

more after the jump

I could not find much additional information about the artist, but I did find this (from Cincinnati Art
Elizabeth Alke
(American, 1877-1938)
Elizabeth Alke was born in Columbus, Ohio in 1877. She was a well known painter of landscapes, flowers, and still lifes. She exhibited her work widely in the East and in Chicago. She died in New Richmond, Ohio in 1938.
With T. S. Noble, Caroline Lord, and Cincinnati Art Academy (first woman to win Ingalls scholarship)
Widely in the East and at Chicago; Nat. Assn. Women Painters and Sculptors (honorable mention 1928, mbr.)

AAA v. 12 and 20; Clark E, 310; WWAA v.2 and 3 obit.; obit. New York Times (April 9, 1938), 17; Dictionary of Women Artists11.

And I found this (Artists in Ohio, 1787-1900: a biographical dictionary.. on GoogleBooks)
"landscape, portrait, and flower painter"
"She won awards at the 1898 and 1900 Ohio State Fairs for portraits and figures in oil"
she and her future husband crossed paths "when they both had studios at 2153 Fullerton Avenue, Cincinnati"
I wish that more of about her life and work was available.

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