Elizabeth Heil Alke (1877-1938)
Noted as a painter of landscapes, portraits and flowers, Elizabeth Heil was born August 3, 1877, near Columbus (Franklin), a daughter of Michael, a farmer, and his wife Margaret. During the late 1890's and early 1900's, she studied intermittently at the Art Academy of Cincinnati (Hamilton), under Caroline Lord, Henrietta Wilson, Thomas S. Noble, and Otto Walter Beck. She won awards at the 1898 and 1900 Ohio State Fairs for portraits and figures in oil, giving her home address as "Zimmer," a very small south-eastern suburb of Columbus, Ohio.
During her student day, she crossed paths with her future husband, Stephen Alke, at least twice: one in 1900, when they wer
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