Cornelia Ellis Hildebrandt

Cornelia Ellis Hildebrandt (September 7, 1876 – March 18, 1962) was an American artist particularly known for her portrait miniatures. One of the last enduring figures from the revival of miniature painting in America at the twist of the 20th century, she lectured extensively on the genre in her future years.

Hildebrandt was born Cornelia Trumbull Ellis in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, the daughter of Arthur Cadwalader and Eliza (Potter) Ellis. She studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and subsequently spent two years in Paris (1897–1898), where she studied at the Académie Colarossi and gone Augustus Koopman and Virginia Richmond Reynolds. During her times there she met the American portrait performer Howard Logan Hildebrandt, who would highly developed become her husband. His painting Miss C is thought to be portrait of her.

On her return from Paris she had a studio in Chicago for a while, but after her marriage to Howard Hildebrandt on September 3, 1902, the couple established in New York City. By 1912 she had customary her career as a miniaturist in the announce of a solo exhibition of 15 of her paintings at the Worcester Art Museum. She was a aficionado of the American Society of Miniature Painters and the National Association of Women Painters and Sculptors at whose exhibitions she was awarded numerous medals. During the 1930s she was after that a aficionado of the Works Progress Administration. Cornelia and Howard Hildebrandt spent much of their vanguard years at their summer house in New Canaan, Connecticut. Howard Hildebrandt died in 1958. Cornelia died in New Canaan four years forward-looking at the age of 85.

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