Elliott Daingerfield (1859-1932)
Untitled (Grand Canyon scene)
Signed l.l., plate
8 1/2 by 9 inches (image)
10 by 12 inches (paper)
Oil on board
8 x 10 inches
The works of Elliott Daingerfield are in the spotlight this spring. An exhibition, "Elliott Daingerfield: Art and Life in North Carolina," is on view at the Blowing Rock (North Carolina) Art and History Museum through the end of March. A version of that show moves on to the Cameron Museum of Art in Wilmington, North Carolina, from May 25 to August 19.
Daingerfield, a Virginia native who was raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina, is considered a major Southern artist. His paintings merge Barbizon, Tonalist, Impressionist and Symbolist tendencies. During his studies in New York City he worked with such artists as George Inness, Kenyon Cox, and Walter Satterlee. In 1886 he bought a summer home in Blowing Rock and painted many images of that area. In 1910 Daingerfield was one of five American artists, including Thomas Moran, commissioned by the Santa Fe Railroad to depict the Grand Canyon. One of his best-known works is titled "Genius of the Canyon."