(1873 - 1943)
Ella Sophonisba Hergesheimer was active/lived in Tennessee. Ella Hergesheimer is known for portrait, still life, landscape, etcher.
Biography Ella Hergesheimer
Painter, printmaker, and teacher Ella Sophonisba Hergesheimer was considered a star pupil of William Merritt Chase and Cecilia Beaux, when she studied with them from 1900 to 1904 at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. She apparently had inherited skilled-artist genes from her great-great grandfather, the legendary Philadelphia artist Charles Willson Peale.
Hergesheimer was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania in 1873 (Peale had named one of his daughters Sophonisba after the 16th Century Italian Renaissance woman artist, Sophonisba Anguissola). She studied at the Philadelphia School of Design for two years, and then at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
In her final year at the Academy, she was determined
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