Cornelia Ellis Hildebrandt
Cornelia Ellis Hildebrandt (September 7, 1876 – March 18, 1962) was an American performer particularly known for her portrait miniatures. One of the last steadfast figures from the revival of miniature painting in America at the viewpoint of the 20th century, she lectured extensively on the genre in her later 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 after that spent two years in Paris (1897–1898), where she studied at the Académie Colarossi and considering Augustus Koopman and Virginia Richmond Reynolds. During her grow old there she met the American portrait player Howard Logan Hildebrandt, who would future 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 upon September 3, 1902, the couple approved in New York City. By 1912 she had received her career as a miniaturist next a solo exhibition of 15 of her paintings at the Worcester Art Museum. She was a devotee 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 in addition to a zealot of the Works Progress Administration. Cornelia and Howard Hildebrandt spent much of their far along years at their summer house in New Canaan, Connecticut. Howard Hildebrandt died in 1958. Cornelia died in New Canaan four years progressive at the age of 85.