Emily Inez Denny

Emily Inez Denny (December 23, 1853 - August 23, 1918) was a painter who drew scenes from Seattle's in front history, along considering landscapes of the Puget Sound region. Her parents were Seattle pioneers David Denny (1832-1903) and Louisa Boren Denny (1827-1916). (Louisa Boren Denny was then technically her aunt, since her parents were stepsiblings.) Her parents came to Seattle from Cherry Grove, Illinois beyond the Oregon Trail. Emily had a sister, Abbie Denny Lindsley (1858-1915), and two brothers, D.T. Denny and Victor Denny.

She survived the Battle of Seattle in 1856 and future painted the event as skillfully as many landscapes and nature scenes from the region. The Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) in Seattle holds the largest gathering of her works. This museum valued one of her most popular untitled works, dated 1888, at $42,500 in July 2008. In 1909 she wrote a cassette called Blazing the Way, which described the to the lead history of Seattle and the Puget Sound region.

In 2007, her painting "Panoramic View of the Olympic Mountains" was displayed for the first era in 121 years, at the Museum of History and Industry.

In 1899, Inez wrote, "Blazing the Way," an autobiographical sketch which included the version of her opportunist parents and early events in Seattle. She wrote, "By thrift and enterprise they attained independence, and... helped to lay the foundations of many institutions and enterprises of which the commonwealth is now justly proud".

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