Cornelia Adele Strong Fassett
(1831 - 1898)
Cornelia Adele Strong Fassett was active/lived in District Of Columbia, Illinois. Cornelia Fassett is known for portrait-notables, history, crowds genre and interior painting.
Biography Cornelia Adele Strong Fassett
Cornelia Fassett achieved prominence with her major work, "The Electoral Commission in Open Session" (c. 1879), which hangs in the U.S. Capitol. Clara Erskine Clement wrote in 1904, "No picture in the capitol attracts more attention, and large numbers of people view it daily."
Cornelia Fassett was born in Owasco, Cayuga County, New York. She was the daughter of Captain Walter and Sarah Devoe Strong. At the age of twenty, she married Samuel Montague Fassett, an artist and photographer. She studied watercolor painting in New York City with Englishman J. B. Wandesforde. She spent three years after her marriage studying drawing and oil pointing with Castiglione, La Tour, and Matthieu, in Rome and Paris.
In 1855, the Fassetts moved
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