Ethel Coe

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  • Ethel
  • Louise
  • Coe
  • Coe
  • n/a
  • n/a
  • November 11, 1878
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • March 22, 1938
  • Evanston, Illinois
  • circa 1902-1915: 1223 Elmwood Ave, Evanston, Illinois

    1905-1906: 1223 Benson Ave., Evanston, Illinois

    Fortuny 5, Madrid, Spain

     
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • circa 1902: 4 E. Ohio St., Chicago, Illinois 1911: 1016 Fine Arts Building, Chicago, Illinois 1915: 11 Tree Studio, Chicago, Illinois
  • Illustrator, Painter-Oil, Printmaker
  • 1897-1901/1898-1902: School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; undergraduate degree, cum laude
    1901-1903, 1906-1907: graduate work at School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
    1909-1910: Cape Code School of Art, student of Charles W. Hawthorne, Provincetown, Massachusetts
    1911-1913: Student of Joaquim Sorolla y Bastida, Madrid, Spain [at his invitation, because “he like her feeling for color and light and the fresh spontaneity of her compositions….” North, Jessica Nelson, “Ethel L. Coe: A Disciple of Light”, The American Magazine of Art, p. 309]
     
  • Spain, France, Morocco, Tangiers,

    1915-1918: summers in Taos, New Mexico

    ?: summers in California
  • Array
  • January 31-February 26, 1905: Works by Chicago Artists, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois;

    Cover Design: June; Cover Design; Page decoration – A Princess, pencil and wash

    January 30-February 25, 1906: Works by Chicago Artists, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; Portrait Study, oil; Page decoration, charcoal and watercolor

    February 4-March 1, 1908: Works by Chicago Artists, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; Drawing; Drawing

    January 4-30, 1910: Works by Chicago Artists, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; Portrait of Mrs. Robert J. Bassett, miniature; Portrait of Miss Amy Sanders; Portrait of Miss Marjorie Coe; The Lumber Wharf, Provincetown, Mass.

    January 31-February 26, 1911: Works by Chicago Artists, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; The Fairy Tale; A Fisherman; The Dead Forest; Mending the Leader; The Glass Float

    February 3-March 1, 1914: Artists of Chicago and Vicinity, the Eighteenth Annual Exhibition, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; “La Cocina” Binivasi, Majoreo; Father and Daughter; La Segoviana; El Traje de Gala; El Puente de Raices, Asturias

    1915: Panama-Pacific Exposition, San Francisco, California

    February 9-March 5, 1916: Twentieth Annual Exhibition by Artists of Chicago & Vicinity, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois;  Marjorie (miniature); The Crystal; Head of a Child

    April 25-May 7, 1916: Twenty-Third Annual Exhibition of the Art Students’ League of Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; The Olives-Majorca; La Cocina-Binivasi; Long’s Peak, Ele’s Park, Cal.; Canyon of the Big Thompson—Ele’s Park, Cal.; Vista de la Sierra--Madrid

    February 1-March 4, 1917: Twenty-First Annual Exhibition by Artists of Chicago & Vicinity, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois;   The Encore; Joy

    February 14-March 17, 1918: Twenty-Second Annual Exhibition by Artists of Chicago & Vicinity, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois;  The Red Fan; “Growing Leaf,” An Indian Girl; On the Housetop, Taos, N.M.; Late Afternoon, Taos, N.M.; A Bearer of Burdens; Adobe Town

    February 13-March 30, 1919: Twenty-Third Annual Exhibition by Artists of Chicago & Vicinity, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois;  Summer Gold; Two From the Pueblo; A Horse to Trade; Pueblo Mother and Child

    1922: Annual Exhibition of American Paintings and Sculpture, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

    1933: Shawnee Country Club, Wilmette, Illinois

    2008: American Artists Abroad, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    Evanston Art Center

    Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Water Jar of Santa Clara

    National Arts Club, New York, New York: California Sunlight

    Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

    exhibited with Chicago Artists’ Society and with Water Color Society
  • Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    Evanston Art Center, Evanston, Illinois

    Kohler Art Gallery, Kohler, Wisconsin

    Municipal Art Collection, Chicago, Illinois

    Santa Fe Railway Company, Schaumburg, Illinois

    Sioux City Art Museum, Sioux City, Iowa

    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

    Vanderpoel Collection, Chicago, Illinois

    The Woman's Club of Evanston, Evanston, Illinois

     
  • Kovinick, Phil and Marian Yoshiki-Kovinick. An Encyclopedia of Women Artists of the American West. North, Jessica Nelson. “Ethel L. Coe: A Disciple of Light,” The American Magazine of Art, vol. 13, no. 9 (Sept. 1922), pp. 308-312.
  • Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

    Chicago Association of Painters & Sculptors, Chicago, Illinois

    Chicago Artists' Guild, Chicago, Illinois; charter member

    Chicago Society of Artists, Chicago Society of Artists

    Cordon Club of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

    Society of Artists, Decatur, Illinois

    Society of Artists, San Francisco, California

    Society of Artists, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    University Guild, Evanston, Illinois
  • 1911: Young Fortnightly Prize, Annual Exhibition of Works by Chicago and Vicinity Artists, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

    Traveling American Scholarship, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1901-1903, 1906-1907: Part-time art instructor, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois;

    assistant teacher in Saturday Juvenile Class

    1908-1930: faculty, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

    1914: organized exhibit of contemporary Spanish paintings that was shown in Columbus, OH and at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

    1931-1938: Director, Art Department, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York

    summers 1932-1937: taught sketching classes to women in Evanston, Illinois and taught at Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
  • page on Evanston Women’s History Project website
  • parents: Wilbur Elwood/Ellwood Coe and Mattie/Martha Albertine Janes (Glen Ellyn, Illinois August 5, 1858-August 7, 1933 Evanston, Illinois)

    siblings: Edna Co (April 25, 1881-?) and Marjorie Coe (February 20, 1888-?)

    Grew up in Evanston, Illinois