Nebraska Authors

Elizabeth Honor Dolan

Born 1871-05-20 Fort Dodge , IA (USA)

Died 1948-05-26
Lincoln, NE (USA)

Buried

Cremated; ashes given to family or friend.

Famous Nebraska artist, known especially for murals and portraits.
"On looking back over the years, I feel the same eager enthusiasm to plunge in, inviting beauty to leave even her shadow on walls where she has not passed before."

The Elizabeth Dolan--Sheldrick Papers file contains materials Peg Sheldrick used to write a play on Dolan's life entitled To Leave Even Her Shadow.

Places Lived

Fort Dodge, IA
Tecumseh, IA
Lincoln, NE
Des Moines, IA
Chicago, IL
New York City, NY
Fontainebleau, France
Paris, France

Author Of

  • Nonfiction
  • Visual Work

Keywords

Artist; Murals; Morrill Hall at University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Nebraska State Capitol Building; Spirit of the Prairie

Education

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL
New York Students' Art League, New York City, NY
American School of Art, Fontainebleau, France
Julian School of Art, Paris, France

Occupation

Artist
Painter, specializing in frescoes, murals and portraits

Places Worked

Painted murals at Morrill Hall, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Second artist hired to create a mural for the Nebraska State Capitol Building
Age of Man Hall, American Museum of Natural History, New York City, NY
Stained Glass Window Designs at Louise Tiffanys, New York, NY
Fresco Painting in Cathedral at Fourquet, France
Fresco Painting in Theater in Fontainebleau, France
Private Art Studio, Lincoln, NE

Honors

Received scholarships for her last two years of study at the Art Institute of Chicago
Received a $500 scholarship to attend the American School of Art at Fontainebleau, France, in 1924
Nominated to Builders of Nebraska Hall of Fame
Who's Who in Art
Who's Who Among American Women
Who's Who in America

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