Ethel Zabriskie Banta (1897-1987)
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 11, 1897, Ethel Zabriskie Banta was the daughter of Albert and Lula (Daggett) Banta. She received her early artistic education at Cornell University. In 1935 she was appointed to the office of Special Instructor of Art for the New York City public schools, a position she held until 1945. In continuing her studies, she enrolled at the Art Student's League of New York City in 1943; her various courses taking her through March, 1945. Her instructors included William McNulty, Ivan Olinsky and Howard Trafton. She maintained her membership in the League for a number of years, at least into the mid 1950's. She also pursued furt
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