Elliot Daingerfield

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Elliott Daingerfield portrait and "Carolina Sunset"

Elliott Daingerfield (1859–1932) is considered one of North Carolina's most prolific artists.[1] Elliott was born in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, and raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina. At 21, he moved to New York to study art.

Daingerfield was inspired by the European Symbolist movement during his time overseas.[when?] Elliott's influences included Impressionism and Romanticism,[clarification needed] particularly the artist Ralph Albert Blakelock.[2]

Daingerfield's first exhibit was at the National Academy of Design in 1880. After studying in Europe c. 1897, The Lady Chapel of the Church of St. Mary, The Virgin in New York City in 1902.[clarification needed] In 1902, he was elected into the National Academy of Design as an associate member; he became a full member in 1906. In 1971, the North Carolina Museum of Art displayed 200 of Daingerfield's paintings; the museum currently displays "Grand Canyon" and "Evening Glow."[1]

Elliott married twice. His first wife, Roberta Strange French, died during childbirth in 1891. His second wife, Anna Grainger (married 1895), bore two daughters named Gwendoline and Marjorie.[1]

Heritage Square in Fayetteville exhibits Daingerfield's teenage home. The Sandford House showcases the South Parlor as "The Daingerfield Room"[3] and displays Daingerfield's painting "Angel of Beauty."

Elliott Daingerfield is buried in Cross Creek Cemetery at Fayetteville.


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  1. ^ a b c Johnson, Lucille Miller (1992). Hometown Heritage, Volume II, p 2-3. Taylor Publishing Company; Dallas.
  2. ^ Elliot Daingerfield Biography from artmagick.com
  3. ^ The Woman's Club of Fayetteville NC, Inc. Yearbook 2007-2008, "The Sandford House" by Mary Stewart Gillis, Club Historian