Elizabeth Saltonstall

Elizabeth Saltonstall (born Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, July 26, 1900; died there May 10, 1990) was an American artiste who used rock lithography and painting to depict the natural world, particularly that of her summer house of Nantucket.

Saltonstall was a supporter of the Saltonstall family, a Boston Brahmin intimates which had been prominent in Massachusetts past colonial days. Her first cousin Leverett Saltonstall served as officer and U.S. senator, and her dad Endicott Peabody Saltonstall (1872-1922) was a district attorney. She studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts under William Merritt Chase and progressive studied lithography in Maine in the flavor of Stow Wengenroth. In 1922 she came to Nantucket to study taking into account painter Frank Swift Chase, and she spent all but one summer after that upon the island. Saltonstall taught painting to girls at Milton Academy for 37 years, retiring in 1965.

Saltonstall became known for her lithographs of flowers, shells, mushrooms, and other objects, as well as for her landscapes. She had exhibits at the Brooklyn Museum, the National Academy of Design, the Carnegie Institute, and the National Association of Women Artists. Works by her are in the accretion of the National Gallery of Art. She was an important devotee of the Nantucket art colony, a founding enthusiast of the Artists Association of Nantucket, the Boston Society of Independent Artists, and the Boston Printmakers.

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