Eleanor B. (Baldwin) Connelly (Mrs. John J. Connelly) (1896-1985?) (San Simeon)
San Simeon artist of the late 1930s who developed a new way to paint.
“Mrs. Connelly’s picture was produced with a patented process which is designed to make it appear to be an oil painting. It was drawn on water color paper. The process was patented by Mrs. Connelly in 1936 after she had experimented with the secret process for four years. Her picture of Morro Rock was exhibited on Treasure Island from July 27 to Aug. 7.
Mrs. Connelly learned to paint during her school days at her home in Louisiana. She reports that the new system enables her to make pictures with exceptional speed,” per “San Simeon Artist Wins H
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