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Hale, Ellen Day (1855–1940)

American painter and printmaker. Born Ellen Day Hale, 1855, in Worcester, Massachusetts; died 1940; dau. of Edward Everett Hale (author and cleric) and Emily Baldwin Perkins; sister of Philip Leslie Hale and sister-in-law of Lilian Westcott Hale (both painters); grandniece of Harriet Beecher Stowe; granddau. of Sarah Preston Hale (writer and translator) and niece of Susan Hale (writer and painter) and Lucretia Peabody Hale (writer); studied with William Rimmer, William Morris Hunt and Helen Knowlton; attended Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 1878; lived with Gabrielle Clements (artist).

Had 1st major exhibition at Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia (1876); studied in France (1881–82); exhibited at the Royal Academy in London (1882); works also exhibited at Chicago Columbian Exposition (1893) and Appalachian Exposition (1910), among others; wrote A History of Art (1888); while father was chaplain of US Senate (1904–09), served as his hostess in Washington DC.

Hale, Ellen Day (1855–1940)

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