"Two Girls with a Flower Pot" signed / by Eleanor Ingersoll Maurice
Figural scene. Framed and matted watercolor on paper. It measures 8" X 10". (Frame outer dimensions are 14" X 18"). Dates from 1970's or 1980's. It is in extremely fine condition.
Eleanor Ingersoll Maurice (1901-1995) was born Eleanor Bond Ingersoll to a well to do family in East Orange, New Jersey. She studied at the Beard School for Girls and later attended classes at New York's Art Student 's League, where she studied wit Frank Dumond (1865-1951) and Allen Tucker, (1866-1939). Later at the Montclair Art Museum School she studied with Avery Fischer Johnson (1906-1990) and Estelle Ream Manon Armstrong (1884-1977).
In the 1920's she worked as a seamstress and designer for Hattie Carnegie. After her marriage and relocation to Montclair, NJ, in 1934, she opened a home art studio. It was there where she also gave private art lessons, as well group art demonstrations. She was an instructor at the Art Center of the Oranges in 1954, 1956-1957. In 1992 the Montclair Art Museum gave her a retrospective. She relocated to Arizona in 1992.
Memberships: Art Students League (NYC) [life member]. American Watercolor Society (Philadelphia) [1954-1995], Audobon Artists, New Jersey Watercolor Society, Associated Artists of New Jersey, National Arts Club, Allied Artists, Knickerbocker Artists, Essex Watercolor Society.
Exhibitions: Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (1949, 1952-1953), American Watercolor Society (1949-1955, 1958), Trenton Museum, Newark Museum, New Jersey Watercolor Society, Hudson Valley Art Association (1952-1953, 1957-1958), Art Center of the Oranges (1952-1964), West Essex Art Association, Verona Art Association (1953), Montclair Art Museum.
Awards/Prizes: American Art Association (1949-1955), Audobon Artists (1950, 1952-955, 1957), Butler Art Association (1953, 1955), NAWA, Terry Art Institute, AAPL(1950, 1955, 1956(Gold)), NAC (1957 (Bronze), Montclair Art Museum (1947-1955), Parrish-Guild Hall [East Hampton, NY], 1951-1953, 1955), Essex Watercolor Society (1955), Seton Hall University Art Exhibition (1956, Bronze), Knickerbocker Art (1958,Bronze).
Publications: "Who's Who in American Art," "American Artists of Renown," "Women Artists of America," "One Hundred Watercolor Techniques" [editor Norman Kent].
Collections: Smithsonian Institution, Montclair Art Museum.
Her work has been described as modernist and Post World War II modern contemporary realism.
She is listed in Davenports, Artprice, Askart, Artfact and Findartinfo.
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