(1828 - 1905)
Ellen Robbins was active/lived in Massachusetts. Ellen Robbins is known for floral studies, coastal views.
Biography Ellen Robbins
Ellen Robbins earned her artistic reputation as a watercolorist, especially of autumn leaves and flowers.
She attended the New England School of Design in Boston for one year and studied privately with Stephen Tuckerman and at the Merrimac Printworks. She had difficulty finding a teacher of watercolors, so she essentially taught herself to paint with the medium.
Reportedly born in 1828 in Watertown, Massachusetts, (that is not documented-Sternberg), she developed the idea of creating albums of watercolors, which became very popular. She sold her first album for twenty-five dollars. Sculptor Harriet Hosmer, a childhood friend, was among her early collectors.
She was also successful exhibiting her paintings at the Doll
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