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Sculptor, Illustrator, Painter, b. 1846 - d. 1922

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    • Ella Pell (1846 - 1922) "Storm Approaching"
      Mar. 25, 2017

      Ella Pell (1846 - 1922) "Storm Approaching"

      Est: $500 - $1,000

      Ella Pell (New York, Missouri / France, 1846 - 1922) "Storm Approaching". Watercolor/Goauche painting of a coastal scene with dark clouds in the background approaching land. Small sailboat near the horizon. Signed lower left. Inscribed verso. Sight size: 6 x 9 inches.

      Sarasota Estate Auction
    • O/C, Ella Ferris Pell, Beacon, NY
      Aug. 09, 2014

      O/C, Ella Ferris Pell, Beacon, NY

      Est: $250 - $500

      Medium: O/C Support: Cardboard Artist: Ella Ferris Pell Artist Dates: 1846-1922 Country of Origin: America Title & Description: UntitledThis oil painting displays an abandoned pier along an empty shore beside a cliffside. The gray and white on the yellow of the paper create a scene of rolling waves breaking on the remains of what was once a wooden pier, but neglect has led to its ruin over the course of years. The cliffs stretch toward a sky populated by a lone cloud. The painting promotes a sense of serenity through isolation, loneliness in peace. Signature: E.F. Pell Date of Work: Late 19th C. Frame: Wood Work Size: 9.0x6.0" Frame Size: 11.0x14.75" Weight: 1lbs 10.6oz Provenance: Connecticut Estate Condition: This oil painting is in excellent condition with no visible damage or repairs.Meta: Ocean, Pier, Dock Artist Biography: Painter, sculptor and illustrator Ella Ferris Pell went from her birth in 1846 in St. Louis, Missouri to a pauper's grave in Fishkill Rural Cemetery in New York in 1922. In between, a seemingly successful career does not explain her poverty-stricken destiny.Pell graduated in 1870 from the Design School for Women at Cooper Union in New York City after study with the well-known sculptor William Rimmer. While still a student there in 1868, her sculpture of "Puck" received favorable notice in the New York Evening Post newspaper. She then attended the Academie des Beaux-Arts des Champs-Elysees in Paris in the 1880s, studying religious painting with Jacques-Fernand Humbert, portrait and genre painting with Gaston Casimir Saint-Pierre, and history painting with Jean-Paul Laurens.In between her studies in New York and France, Pell traveled in North Africa, the Near East and Europe for more than five years, exhibiting works including "Water Vendor, Cairo, Egypt" and "La Annunziata," painted during her journeys, at the National Academy of Design in New York City.In the Paris Salons of 1889 and 1890, Pell exhibited "The Angel Making Adam See the Consequences of His Sin" in the former and "Salome" and "Portrait of Madame T." in the latter. Pell was regarded as an extremely able academic painter with a certain Baroque handling of light and dark exemplified in her fine painting of "Salome."Returning to New York City in the 1890s, Pell painted two mystical paintings, "Storm Gods of Riz-Veda" and "The Evolution of Soul," as well as "Agnus Dei," painted in 1899 and in the collection of the Columbus (Ohio) Museum of Art. In a more commercial vein, Pell had Christmas card and Easter designs published by color lithographer, Louis Prang. She also illustrated "Through the Invisible," a love story by Paul Tyner which appeared in 1897.The Fort Ticonderoga Museum in New York has fifty-eight of her paintings in the Pell Family Collection.

      Louis J. Dianni, LLC
    • PELL, Ella Ferris, (American, 1846-1922)
      Apr. 18, 2004

      PELL, Ella Ferris, (American, 1846-1922)

      Est: -

      PELL, Ella Ferris, (American, 1846-1922): "The Northern Gate to the Hudson Highlands", O/B, 10" x 15", signed lower right, dated 1917, encased in period frame 14" x 18 3/4". Pell studied at the Academie Julian, Paris, and the Ecole Des Beaux-Arts, exhibited at the NAD, Brooklyn AA, Paris Salon, Boston AC, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Ella Ferris Pell is believed to be the daughter of Stephen Pell, founder of the historical Fort Ticonderoga Museum. Stephen Pell was the grandson of William Ferris Pell who originally purchased the fort in 1816. Possible descendants of the founder of Pelham, NH. Condition - Several minor flecks of paint loss, needs cleaning.

      Burchard Galleries Inc
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