Elizabeth Olds

Fellow: Awarded 1926

Field of Study: Fine Arts

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 12-10-1896

Died: 03-04-1991

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1926–27:

Olds, Elizabeth: Appointed for certain studies, and creative work in portraiture, the plan to include studying abroad, both the old masters in painting and the modern, and to bring back a representative showing of the results of these studies; tenure, twelve months from October 1, 1926.

Born December 10, 1897, at Minneapolis, Minnesota. Education: University of Minnesota, 1915–17; Minneapolis Society and School of Fine and Applied Art (scholarships, 1919–20), 1917–20; Art Students’ League of New York (scholarship), 1920–21.

Assistant to Instructor in Painting, Minneapolis School of Art, 1920; organized and managed private class in painting and drawing under the instruction of Mr. George Luks, New York, 1924–25; portrait painter.

Portraits: Hon. Elihu Root; Dr. A. P. Saunders, Hamilton College, New York; Miss Mary Kent Gilbert, Utica, New York; Mr. Stewart Kellogg, Utica, New York; Professor Paul W. Fancer, Hamilton College, New York; Three Children of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Rees, Omaha, Nebraska.