Nancy Ellen Craig
(1927 - 2015)
Nancy Ellen Craig was active/lived in Massachusetts, New York. Nancy Craig is known for portrait and figure easel painting.
Self-Portrait at an Easel, 1957
Biography Nancy Ellen Craig
For more than forty years, both in Europe and America, I have been painting portraits professionally. According to Frederic Tauber, eminent 20h Century classicist, "Craig's work approaches the best American portrait painter, Thomas Eakins…Few of our portraitists today can do such work." (American Artists' Magazine, 1954)
As a young artist (in my twenties), living near New York, I received numerous awards from the large juried exhibitions I entered. In my thirties, I left New York and settled in Truro, on Cape Cod, with my husband, a poet. When I wasn't away on a portrait commission (which often took me for extended periods to Europe and the Caribbean), I started doing larger paintings - mur
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