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biography of Ella Fillmore LILLIE (1887-1973)

Birth place: Minneapolis, MN

Death place: Clearwater, FL

Addresses: Danby, VT,1947; Clearwater, FL,1966

Profession: Lithographer, painter, screenprinter, craftsperson

Studied: Minneapolis Sch. FA; AIC; NY Sch. FA; Cincinnati Art Sch.; R. Koehler; K. H. Miller; A. Webster; W. Fry; A. Gunther.

Exhibited: AIC, 1935-36, 1940; Corcoran Gal. Biennial, 1935; PAFA Ann., 1936; Minneapolis Inst. Art, 1936; SFMA, 1937; Southern PM, 1938 (prize); Oklahoma City Lithograph Ann., 1939 (Draper Prize); SAM, 1939, 1940; Oklahoma AC, 1939-41; Hoosier Salon, 1939-46 (prizes,1940, 1944, 1945 (3 prizes), 1946), 1950 (prize), 1958 (prize) ; Northwest PM, 1940 (prize); Albright Art Gal., 1940, 1943; Doll & Richards Gal., Boston; Lieber's Gal., IN, 1940; CAFA, 1941, 1944; Springfield, MO, 1941 (prize), 1942 (prize); Oakland Art Gal., 1941; NAD, 1942, 1946; LOC, 1944-45 (prize), 1946; CI, 1945; Mid-Vermont Artists; Tri-State Print Show, Indianapolis, IN, 1945 (prize); John Herron AI, 1946 (prize), 1952 (prize); Indiana PM, 1947 (prize); Boston PM, 1948 (prize); So. Vermont AA; SAGA Exchange Exhib., England, 1954; other SAGA shows, 1956-64 (prize, 1951); Montgomery MFA 1964 (purchase prize); Permanent Savings & Loan Assoc., Albany, NY, 1967 (prize); Calif. PM; Ohio PM; Boston PM; Albany Pr. Club; Currier Gal. Art (solo): Bryn Mawr Col.; Western Reserve Mus.; Berkshire Mus. Art; Stockbridge (MA) Theatre Gal.; Tryon (NC) Lib.; Brooks Mem. Mus.; Wood Art Gal., Montpelier, VT; Albany Inst. Hist. & Art; Guanajuato, Mexico; Bronxville (NY) Pub. Lib.; So. Vermont AC; Springfield (VT) Art Center; Wenham (MA) Mus., 1959; Island Gal.; St. Simons, GA, 1960; Bradenton (FL) Art Center,1960; Dunedin Pub. (FL) Lib., 1968.

Member: Indiana PM; Hoosier Salon; Calif. PM; Springfield AL; Albany Pr. Club; So. Vermont AA; Boston PM; SAGA; Northwest PM.

Work: Flemming Mus.; BMFA; LOC; Dayton AI; Calif. State Lib.; SAM; Wesleyan Col., Macon, GA; MMA; Penn. State Univ.; Colt, Avery, Morgan Mem.; CI; AIC; TMA; Herron Art Inst.; SAGA; Boston Pub. Lib.; Telfair Acad.; High Mus. Art; Brooks Mem. Art Gal.; Honolulu IA; Minneapolis AI; NGA; RISD

Comments: Known also as E. Fillmore and/or E. M. Fillmore. She visited and painted many parts of the U.S. as well as Latin countries. Preferred media: lithography, screenprints, pencil drawings, oils.

Sources: WW66; WW47; Falk, Exh. Record Series; add'l info courtesy of Gert C. Wirth, Northfield, MA.


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