(1906 - 1987)
Elmer A. Rising was active/lived in Massachusetts, Maine. Elmer Rising is known for landscape, figure, seascape and marine painting, science illustration.
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Biography Elmer Rising
Elmer Rising was a native to Rockland, Maine, where the ships, lighthouses and rocky inlets of the area of his youth were the subjects of many of his works. Because of color blindness, he worked in pen and ink, and his sketches were rendered with an awareness of detail and sensitivity that brought life to a lobster pot or deserted farmhouse as well as to faces of his subjects. He had an uncanny ability to capture mood, translating the essence of character into shades of black and white.
He left Maine in 1924 to attend the School of Practical Art in Boston. After completion of his studies, he accepted a position at Harvard University's Peabody Museum. His first assignment was to draw the illustrations for "Up From the Ape", a
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