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Elliott Daingerfield
Birth: Mar. 26, 1859
Harpers Ferry
Jefferson County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Oct. 20, 1932
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Painter. The son of Captain John Elliott Daingerfield and Matilda Wickham DeBrau Daingerfield. Raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina. At 21 he moved to New York to study art. during his first year in New York, Daingerfield exhibited his work The Monk Smelling a Bottle of Wine at the National Academy of Design. He left Satterlee in 1884 and moved to the Holbein Studios, where he made the acquaintance of artist George Inness. Inness gave Elliott much advice on style and technique. In later years, Elliott credited Inness with having taught him the technical use of color and light, often regarded as the hallmark of his work. After Inness's death, Elliott wrote his friend's biography, George Inness: The Man and His Art (1911). In the summer of 1886, Elliott traveled to Blowing Rock to recuperate from a severe case of diphtheria contracted during the previous winter. This proved to be a turning point in his artistic development as he was enchanted by the North Carolina mountains and made them the subject of many of his paintings. Also, it was the beginning of his long devotion to Blowing Rock where he maintained summer homes for the rest of his life: Windwood, his second residence, was completed in 1900; Westglow, his third, was built in 1916. Meanwhile, he continued to paint at the Holbein Studios in New York City where he came in contact with several noted artists including A. H. Wyant and Kenyon Cox. He was awarded the "point d'appui" in 1891. The following year he showed his painting The Mothers to members of the Salmagundi Club. Following his second marriage in 1895, his first wife, Roberta Strange French, died during childbirth in 1891. His second wife, Anna Grainger, bore two daughters named Gwendoline and Marjorie Elliott. He became interested in painting religious subjects. One year later he finished Madonna and Child. This use of the Madonna as a subject was an innovation in the American art world because many painters felt that the theme had been overdone by earlier artists. However, the painting proved to be an instant success and was reproduced on the cover of the 1896 Christmas issue of The Churchman Magazine. Earlier in the same year, Elliott had exhibited Could Ye Not Watch With Me One Hour ? at the Lotos Club in New York. He went on to paint The Child of Mary, The Holy Family, and The Story of the Madonna. In 1897 he studied in Europe. In 1902, he was elected into the National Academy of Design as an Associate member, and became a full Academician in 1906. In 1971, the North Carolina Museum of Art displayed 200 of Elliott's paintings; the museum currently displays "Grand Canyon" and "Evening Glow. Heritage Square in Fayetteville exhibits Daingerfield's teenage home. The Sandford House showcases the South Parlor as "The Daingerfield Room,"and displays his painting entitles "Angel of Beauty." (bio by: Shock) 
 
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  Anna Grainger Daingerfield (1868 - 1939)*
 
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Cause of death: Heart attack
 
Burial:
Cross Creek Cemetery #3
Fayetteville
Cumberland County
North Carolina, USA
 
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Record added: Aug 11, 2008
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