I belong to Gallery 53 in Meriden Ct. We have two paintings of Lilla Yale in our collection. I find this discussion board very interesting. I thought Virginia Thomas founded ACAM.
Lilla Yale Letters
Responding to a post from Kathy Grant on 10/30/05...I am a distant relative of Lilla Yale and am interested in the letters and clippings you wrote of. I have in my files pictures of Lilla visiting with my grandmother and her family at their farm at Hotchkiss Grove in Branford, CT in the early 1900's. My mother and a cousin are both owners of origional works by Lilla, given by her to the family. If these papers are still in your posession I would be happy to receive them.
Robin Hall Jordan
Lilla Yale geneology
Charlotte Lilla Yale b3/14/1853-3/7/1931
parents-Caroline Andrews 1833-1895 married Horace Yale 5/19/1853;Horaceis a descendant of"Eli" Yales's brother. Eli Yale founded Yale University. Lilla's maternal grandparents are Hiriam Andrews (16/10/1796-23/12/1869) and Martha Maria Hotchkiss,(1/26/1800 died 26 or 28 Sept 1890) married 4/6/1825 at Cheshire Ct. I am a descendant with two of Lilla's landscape oils-one of Meriden Mountain in Ct.
I found a big box full of letters from Lilla Yale to her cousin Mattie H Stewart, they are very personal letters and newspaper clippings about thier family. Does anyone know what I should do with these ?
Mary Elizabeth Peterson
There is not much biographical info out there, but yes, Charlotte Lilla Yale was indeed a painter who studied with WM Chase, et al, who founded the Meriden Arts & Crafts Assn. She also moved to NC and was instrumental in the handicraft revival. She started Biltmore Industries and later "retired" to Tryon and started up the Tyron Toy Works.
Charlotte Lilla Yale
Would like further information on Lilla Yale, student of WMChase and painter who had an art school in Meriden CT
Charlotte Yale, woodcarver
We would like to know whether this Charlotte Yale was related to the famous art woodcarver Charlotte Yale (unmarried)who moved to North Carolina circa 1900 to work at Asheville establishing Biltmore Industries. In 1915 she moved with her fellow artist & companion Eleanor Vance to Tryon, North Carolina where they founded a woodworking operation.