in Dayton, Ohio, Elanor Colburn became an early 20th century
Impressionist painter of California landscapes and also did figure
work, most especially mothers and children.
She studied with William Merritt Chase and Frank Duveneck and attended the Art Institute of Chicago, where she later taught. In 1924, she and her daughter Ruth Peabody moved to Laguna Beach, California and built a studio on the South Coast Highway where they lived, painted and taught.
She became a member of the Laguna Beach Art Association which she served as Director from 1926 to 1929. She was also a member of the San Diego Art Guild and the Painters and Sculptors Club of Los Angeles. She died in Laguna Beach on May 7, 1939.
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