Ethel Louise Coe

American, 1878 - 1938


Ethel Louise Coe, was born on November 11, 1878 in Chicago, Illinois. She attended the Art Institute of Chicago from 1897 to 1901 and received a diploma, cum laude. While continuing advanced studies at the Art Institute of Chicago (1901-1903 and 1906-1907) she was an assistant teacher in the Saturday Juvenile Class. She then became a regular faculty member until 1930.

During Coe's tenure at the Art Institute of Chicago she continued her art studies with Charles W. Hawthorne in Provincetown, Massachusetts from 1909-1910 and with Joaquim Sorolla y Bastisda in Madrid, Spain 1911-1913. Coe also taught courses at the University of Chicago (1919-1923), Northwestern University (1923-1926) and Sarah Lawrence College (1928-1931).

Ethel Coe spent time sketching and painting on trips to Spain, France, Morocco and Tangiers. She also spent several summers in Taos, New Mexico beginning in 1915 and later summered in California. Many of her works from these trips appeared in major exhibitions including "Water Jar of Santa Clara" at the Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe; "Pueblo Mother and Child" and "Late Afternoon, Taos, New Mexico" at the Artists of Chicago and Vicinity Shows and "California Sunlight" at the National Arts Club, New York. Coe's other exhibitions include the Art Institute of Chicago, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and the Evanston Art Center.

Paintings by Ethel Coe are in the collections of such institutions as the Sioux City Art Museum, Sioux City; the Vanderpoel Collection, Chicago; the Municipal Art Collection, Chicago and the Kohler Gallery, Kohler, WI, among others.

She died in Evanston, IL in 1938.

Ethel Louise Coe, was born on November 11, 1878 in Chicago, Illinois. She attended the Art Institute of Chicago from 1897 to 1901 and received a diploma, cum laude. While continuing advanced studies at the Art Institute of Chicago (1901-1903 and 1906-1907) she was an assistant teacher in the Saturday Juvenile Class. She then became a regular faculty member until 1930.

During Coe's tenure at the Art Institute of Chicago she continued her art studies with Charles W. Hawthorne in Provincetown, Massachusetts from 1909-1910 and with Joaquim Sorolla y Bastisda in Madrid, Spain 1911-1913. Coe also taught courses at the University of Chicago (1919-1923), Northwestern University (1923-1926) and Sarah Lawrence College (1928-1931).

Ethel Coe spent time sketching and painting on trips to Spain, France, Morocco and Tangiers. She also spent several summers in Taos, New Mexico beginning in 1915 and later summered in California. Many of her works from these trips appeared in major exhibitions including "Water Jar of Santa Clara" at the Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe; "Pueblo Mother and Child" and "Late Afternoon, Taos, New Mexico" at the Artists of Chicago and Vicinity Shows and "California Sunlight" at the National Arts Club, New York. Coe's other exhibitions include the Art Institute of Chicago, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and the Evanston Art Center.

Paintings by Ethel Coe are in the collections of such institutions as the Sioux City Art Museum, Sioux City; the Vanderpoel Collection, Chicago; the Municipal Art Collection, Chicago and the Kohler Gallery, Kohler, WI, among others.

She died in Evanston, IL in 1938.

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