Elisabeth Augusta (Elizabeth) Chant
(1865 - 1947)
Elisabeth Augusta (Elizabeth) Chant was active/lived in Minnesota, North Carolina. Elisabeth Chant is known for impressionist landscape, coastal view and figure painting, teaching.
Biography Elisabeth Augusta (Elizabeth) Chant
WHO IS ELISABETH CHANT by Ben Steelman, StarNewsMedia.
Posted April 22, 2009
An artist and free spirit, Elisabeth Chant (1865-1947) enlivened Wilmington's art scene for a quarter century. Although she left behind a large body of work, primarily landscapes, Chant was even more important as a teacher and mentor, inspiring a devoted coterie of young people — including Claude Howell, Henry Jay MacMillan, Helen MacMillan Lane, Hester Donnelly and Joe Nesbitt — to pursue artistic careers.
Born March 10, 1865, in Yeovil, Somerset, England, Elisabeth Augusta Chant was one of nine children of James Chant, a merchant sea captain on the Asian spice trade, and Elizabeth Rowe Wills. Her father was at sea when she was born, but th
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