(1888 - 1955)
Ellison Hoover was active/lived in Ohio, New York. Ellison Hoover is known for cartoon, head drawing, city scene, print.
Biography Ellison Hoover
The following, submitted May 2005, is from Valentine Rossilli Winsey, Ph.D.
My grandfather, Alexander Hammerslough, who died in l966 at age 81, was a close friend of Ellison Hoover and his charming, good-looking wife. I was a dinner guest in their home in Greenwich Village on many occasions. During the early '50's Ellison had a one-man show in a gallery on Martha's Vineyard which consisted of his head drawings of many celebrities, including James Cagney. I, too, was privileged with one of his drawings of myself - several of which I still have.
It was a memorable experience to watch as Ellison swiftly drew an outline of my profile and entire head without once taking his pencil off the canvas. The result was breathtaking.
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