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Elizabeth Emmet Leroy

 (1794 - 1878)
Elizabeth Emmet Leroy was active/lived in Massachusetts / England.  Elizabeth Leroy is known for pastel and oil portrait painting.

Elizabeth Emmet Leroy

Biography from the Archives of askART

A portrait painter in pastel and oil who exhibited in 1873 at the National Academy of Design, Elizabeth Emmet Leroy came from a family of men in the shipbuilding business.  Her great granddaughter was the founder of the White Star Steamboat Liners, and used her image for advertising which became a bookmark collector's item.  She was a cousin of steamboat builder Robert Fulton whose portrait she painted. She exhibited in 1873 at the National Academy of Design.

As the grandmother of Rosina and Lydia Field Emmet and other descendants including Jane Emmet de Glehn and Jilia Colt Pierson Emmet, she was also a founder of a line of artists.  In March, 1993 the Emmet Family of Women Artists was the subject of an exhibition held at the Borghi & Company Gallery in New York City and featured in the New Yorker's Talk of the Town column with this verbiage: "The first of the Emmet women to become an artist was Ellen II's great-great-grandmother, Elizabeth Emmet Le Roy. Other Emmet artists include: Jilia Colt Pierson Emmet; Rosina Emmet Sherwood; Lydia Field Emmet; Jane Emmet de Glehn; Ellen Emmet Rand; and Edith Leslie Emmet. Only the last is missing from the current show. Ellen II lives in Brooklyn and runs a catering business"

Peter Hastings Falk, Editor, Who Was Who in American Art
The Talk of the Town: The Emmet Women,  New Yorker, March 29, 1993, archive

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About  Elizabeth Emmet Leroy

Born:  1794
Died:   1878
Known for:  pastel and oil portrait painting