(1887 - 1980)
Emily Burling Waite was active/lived in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, District Of Columbia / Europe. Emily Waite is known for portrait-dignitaries and still-life painting, etching, teaching.
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Biography Emily Waite
This biography was submitted May 2005 by Lemuel Manchester, son of the artist. it is based upon research by the Worcester Historical Museum, Worcester, MA
At the age of four, Emily Burling Waite first impressed her family by drawing a chalk profile of one of her brothers on their kitchen wall. Waite was born in Worcester, MA in 1887. Following high school, Waite enrolled in the School of the Worcester Art Museum where she studied under Philip Leslie Hale from 1905 to 1906.
Waite then won a drawing competition for a two-year scholarship to study at the Art Students League in New York City. At the League, Waite abandoned her intention to become an illustrator when one of her instructors convinced her to change to portrait pa
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