Monday, July 5, 2010

The Forest Pool, painting by Elliot Daingerfield

Image: The Forest Pool (1915) by Elliot Daingerfield

The American painter Elliot Daingerfield (1859-1932) is considered one of the most prolific artists of North Carolina. Elliot was born in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia and raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina, before he moved to New York to study art at the age of 21.

Elliot Daingerfield's works were inspired by the European Symbolist movement, and elements of influences Impressionism and Romanticism can also be observed in his works. Daingerfield's first exhibition was at the National Academy of Design in 1880. In 1971 the North Carolina Museum of Art displayed 200 of Daingerfield's paintings and now the museum displays his works ‘Grand Canyon’ and ‘Evening Glow’.

Image of the painting ‘Leda and the Swan’ by Elliot Daingerfield

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