Elisabeth Cowan

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  • Elisabeth
  • Van Osdel
  • Cowan
  • William Cowan (she was his second wife); a Scottish immigrant, and a carpenter and woodworker; married in Chicago on January 24, 1889
  • March 1863
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • January 7, 1932
  • 1910 census: 1506 E. 57th St., Chicago, Illinois
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • 240 Wabash Ave., Room 27, Chicago, Illinois
  • Painter-Oil
  • pupil of Alfred Payne in Chicago
    early 1900s: took evening courses at Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
  • Array
  • 1896: Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois;

    February 1-27, 1898: Exhibition of Works by Chicago Artists, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; Portrait  [probably P.S. Henson, DD]
  • Falk, Peter Hastings, ed. Who Was Who in American Art, 1564-1975, 1999. Petteys, Chris with Hazel Gustow, Ferris Olin and Verna Ritchie. Dictionary of Women Arrttists: AN International Dictionary of Women Artists Born Before 1900. 1985.