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Elenore Abbott

 (1875 - 1935)
Elenore Plaisted Abbott was active/lived in Pennsylvania, Maine.  Elenore Abbott is known for nude in landscape and harbor view painting, book illustration, scenic designer.

Biography   Elenore Abbott


Elenore Plaisted Abbott (1875 - 1935) was an American Art Nouveau book illustrator, scenic designer, and painter. She illustrated early 20th-century editions of Grimm's Fairy Tales, Robinson Crusoe, Kidnapped and other books.

Born Elenore Plaisted in Lincoln, Maine, Abbott studied art at three institutions: Philadelphia School of Design for Women and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and in Paris, France, the Académie des Beaux-Arts, were her work was also exhibited.

She moved back to Philadelphia in 1899. She studied with Howard Pyle at the Drexel Institute. Pyle was a major influence on Abbott, and she acknowledged, later in her life, that she created her favorite pieces under his tutelage.

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