Cheryl (Lawther) Ellsworth
(1911 - 1975)
Cheryl (Lawther) Ellsworth was active/lived in New York, Iowa / Brazil. Cheryl Ellsworth is known for abstract figure and animal sculpture.
Biography Cheryl (Lawther) Ellsworth
Born to a prominent, Dubuque, Iowa family in 1901, Cheryl Ellsworth started sculpting figures at the age of ten, while supported by her parents, who purchased special clay from Chicago. Summers at the family's Connecticut lake cottage found a teenage Cheryl creating her first, significant projects. Obviously demonstrating serious talent but lacking a local teacher, Ellsworth attended the National Cathedral School in Washington, D.C. and then received additional training at the University of Wisconsin.
Her later relocation to New York City in the 1930s offered opportunities for advanced study. Ellsworth immediately joined the Clay Club (NYC), where she was taught and mentored by established sculptors. While trying to establish hersel
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