Elizabeth Kilbourne Merrill Ford
(1902 - 1977)
Elizabeth Kilbourne Merrill Ford was active/lived in Illinois, California. Elizabeth Ford is known for mural painting, teaching.
Biography Elizabeth Kilbourne Merrill Ford
Elizabeth Merrill Ford was a woman artist deeply committed to her community and the education of art. She was born the youngest in a large family and grew up in Beverly Hills, Chicago. She attended Chicago public schools, the Art Institute of Chicago from the years 1920-21 and 1923-26, and studied education at DePaul University. She was married to Donald Ford in 1926 with whom she had a son, Warwick Ford, who was born on March 12, 1928. Donald Ford died in 1934, right as Elizabeth began working at a Y.M.C.A in the adult education program. She later became the director for recreation for the Chicago Park System.
Ford's artistic interests were varied and diverse. As the director for recreation for the Chicago Park System, she was invo
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