Elizabeth Fisher Washington “Resting”,Chartres,Fr. 9x10” Pastel on paper 1871-1953
Washington was the great-grandniece of President George Washington and a highly regarded miniaturist and portrait painter. She studied at the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Arts and at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts under Hugh Breckenridge and Fred Wagner. There she won the Cresson Traveling Scholarship in 1912. Elizabeth also a member of the Plastic Club. Her works have been exhibited all over the U.S. including at the Corcoran Gallery, the Carnegie Institute, the City Art Museum of St. Louis, the National Academy of Design, the Philadelphia Art Alliance; and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She also held membership into many organizations in her time such as a the Colonial Dames of America, the Magna Carta Dames, Philadelphia Art Alliance, the Plastic Club, and the Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.