(1855 - 1940)
Ellen Day Hale was active/lived in Massachusetts, District Of Columbia. Ellen Hale is known for portrait, landscape and genre painting, print making.
Biography Ellen Hale
Painter, etcher, and writer Ellen Day Hale, was one of the few women professional artists of her era, late 19th and early 20th centuries, to 'rise to the top' at a time when men ruled the domain of fine art. Heavily credentialed in painting and printmaking by study at respected institutions, "she also played a major role as a mentor for a younger generation of aspiring women artists, cautioning them 'against being too influenced by any one of [their instructors] . . .a fault common among artists of our sex." (Hirshler, 75). She worked initially in a broadly-brushed, Barbizon* influenced style that evolved to Impressionism*, later becoming more carefully modeled under the influence of photography. She was a painter of lands
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