Saturday, 31 August 2019

1084) Ellen Emmet Rand

Ellen Emmet Rand (also Ellen (Bay) Gertrude Emmet (Rand); 1875 – 1941). American painter and illustrator. She specialized in portraits, painting over 500 works during her career including portraits of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, artist Augustus Saint-Gaudens and her cousins Henry James and William James. Rand studied at the Cowles Art School in Boston and the Art Students League in New York City and produced illustrations for Vogue Magazine and Harper's Weekly before traveling to England and then France to study with sculptor Frederick William MacMonnies.

- "She was hardworking, robust, with masses of bright red hair, profoundly political, unpretentious and vigorously cheerful."…

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