Martha Beggs Elliott
(1892 - 1987)
Martha Beggs Elliott was active/lived in Alabama, Florida. Martha Elliott is known for portrait, landscape and still life painting.
Biography Martha Beggs Elliott
Martha Elliott was a skilled painter of landscapes, still lifes, but she was best known as a portrait painter. Martha Elliott, with the birth name Martha Beggs, was born in 1892 in Birmingham, Alabama. The father of five, her father, Mr. John Beggs, was originally from an English iron-working family.
Martha remained in the Birmingham area where she attended Samford College and later married Vann S. Elliott. She gave birth to a daughter and worked as an elementary teacher while practicing painting and drawing in her spare time. It wasnt until she was thirty-eight years old that Elliott took her first art classes.
After studying briefly with Louise Cone in Birmingham she enrolled in summer portraiture classes in Elizabethtown,
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