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 Elmer A. Rising  (1906 - 1987)

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Lived/Active: Massachusetts/Maine      Known for: landscape, figure, seascape and marine painting, science illustration

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Biography from Elizabeth Moss Galleries:
Elmer Rising was a native to Rockland, Maine, where the ships, lighthouses and rocky inlets of the area of his youth were the subjects of many of his works. Because of color blindness, he worked in pen and ink, and his sketches were rendered with an awareness of detail and sensitivity that brought life to a lobster pot or deserted farmhouse as well as to faces of his subjects. He had an uncanny ability to capture mood, translating the essence of character into shades of black and white.

He left Maine in 1924 to attend the School of Practical Art in Boston. After completion of his studies, he accepted a position at Harvard University's Peabody Museum. His first assignment was to draw the illustrations for "Up From the Ape", a book by world-famous anthropologist Dr. Ernest Hooton.

Rising continued illustrating archeological and anthropological subjects until 1941 when he transferred to Harvard's Division of Engineering and Applied Physics to work as a Scientific Illustrator. He retired from Harvard in 1972.

It is for his drawings of New England subjects, however, that Rising has become known. A handful of the early drawings, completed between 1930 and 1961 were photographically reproduced in editions of 100 and casually sold through friends at Harvard.

After the death of his wife Elizabeth in 1962 and upon his retirement in 1972, he worked full time at his art, chronicling the New England scene until a cataract operation and ill health forced him to lay down his pen in 1985.

His work has been exhibited throughout New England, in the Farnsworth Museum in Rockland, Addison Gallery of Art at Phillips Andover Academy, the Concord Art Association and a special showing of his pen and ink renderings was held at the Art for America Gallery in Newcastle. An art book of fine prints, New England in Black and White was published in 1985. Rising was also a member of the Reading Art Association.

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