Eleanor Cunningham Bannister (1858-1939)

 

Eleanor Cunningham Bannister (1858-1939)
American portrait artist ;
Eleanor Bannister ; Miss Bannister ; Eleanor Cunningham ; Eleanore Bannister ; Eleanore Cunningham ; Eleanor C. Bannister ;
[Born 1858 in Manhattan, New York, NY – died January 20, 1939 in her home in Brooklyn, NY]

 

FAD record control number: 28997 ;

Record level: Person ;

Record type: Artist ;

 

Eleanor Cunningham Bannister (1858-1939) biography:

Birth: 1858 in Manhattan, New York, NY ;
Death: January 20, 1939 in her home in Brooklyn, NY ;
Sex: Female ;
Ethnicity: White ; 
Zodiac:
[unknown] ;

Known for: Portraits ; portraits of important Brooklyn citizens ;
Medium: Oil ; crayon ;
Technique: Painting ; drawing ;
Subjects: People ; landscapes ;

Areas: England ; New York, NY ; Brooklyn, NY ; Carmel, CA (summer, 1881) ; Pine Meadow Lake, NY (1882) ; Orange, NJ (1890) ; Philadelphia, PA (1892) ; Chicago, IL (1893, viewing the world’s fair art exhibition) ; New England ; Western cities, USA ;
Region: Europe ; North East ;
Lived: England ; New York, NY ; 416 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY (1882) ; 191 Montague Street, Brooklyn, NY (1883-1886) ; Orange, NJ (1890) ; 248 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY (1893-1895) ; 246 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY (1900) ; 336 Macon Street, Brooklyn, New York, NY (1901) ; 109 Cambridge Place, Brooklyn, NY (1939) ;
Father: James Bannister (1821-1901), well known American portrait and banknote engraver ;
Mother: Ellen (Henderson) Cunningham Bannister (1827-1895) ;
Relatives: Annie Bannister (1859-?), sister ; Thomas Bannister (1862-1878), brother ; Mary Bannister (1865-?), sister ; James Bannister (1870-?), brother ; Robert S Bannister (1872-?), brother ; William P Bannister (1875-1939), brother, a famous architect ;
Spouse: [unmarried] ;
Children: [none] ;

Training: Packer Collegiate Institute [Brooklyn Female Academy] (1845-), Brooklyn, NY, college preparatory school (high school) (class of 1875) ; Boston College, Boston, MA (1875-1879?) ; Adelphi Academy of Art, Brooklyn, NY (6 years) ; Academy Julien, Paris, France (1890-1891) ;
Instructors:
Work: Portrait of Mr. Gilman, Pine Meadow Lake. NY, deceased daughter in crayon (1882) ; Art Age magazine (1883-1885), Brooklyn, NY (1885) ; Portrait commissions and orders while painting in Philadelphia, PA (1892) ; Had to work designing interiors but disliked it (1892) ; Painted Eastman Johnson, Henry Morgan and many other prominent Brooklyn and New York people, including children and women ;

Taught:
Students:

Member: Adelphi Art Association, Brooklyn, NY, member ; Brooklyn Art Club, Brooklyn, NY, member ; Brooklyn Women’s Club, Brooklyn, NY ;
Exhibited with: Adelphi Art Association, Brooklyn, NY (1883, 1885) ; National Academy of Design, New York, NY (1882, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1890, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1900) ; Brooklyn Art Club, Brooklyn, NY (1886, 1889, 1890) ;
Awards:

Milestones: Was already considered an important young artist by age 23 ; had a studio in New York, NY (1890) ; Her favorite portrait painter in history was Van Dyke and she liked Watts for contemporary painters of her day ;

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Digital-born document number:
FAD.2018.28997

Digital document provenance:
Original compiled and researched document by the Fine Art Database, 266 West 21st Street, New York, NY.

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Record birth date:
May 7, 2018

Last updated: April 18, 2020 at 21:13 pm

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