Elliott Daingerfield USA

1859 Harpers Ferry, USA – 1-16-1932 Gainsborough, USA

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Daingerfield, Elliott

Elliott Daingerfield, the son of a captain in the Confederate Army, was born in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, and raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina. At 21, he moved to New York to study art.

His first exhibit was at the National Academy of Design in 1880. In 1884 Elliott Daingerfield met George Inness.The works of Inness, Albert Pinkham Ryder, and Kenyon Cox inspired his style. Daingerfield was also influenced by the European Symbolists whose work he encountered during his time studying in Europe in 1897. In the late 1890s he achieved recognition for paintings of religious subjects, an example of which is his mural in the Church of Saint Mary the Virgin in New York City. In 1902, he was elected into the National Academy of Design as an associate member; he became a full member in 1906.

Elliott Daingerfield wrote a number of articles on art, including the essay "Nature versus Art" published in 1911. He published a biography of George Inness in 1911, and a biography of Ralph Albert Blakelock in 1914. Daingerfield traveled to the American West in 1911 and 1913, and made seven paintings of the Grand Canyon.

He married twice. His first wife, Roberta Strange French, died during childbirth. His second wife, Anna Grainger, bore two daughters named Gwendoline and Marjorie.

Art Movement: Symbolism
Influences: George Inness, Albert Pinkham Ryder, Kenyon Cox
Traveled: France
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