ELEANOR HARRINGTON was born in Bermuda at the start of the 20th century. Eleanor came to New York as a teenager and studied at the Art Students’ League with George Bridgman, the most renowned drawing teacher of his time. She worked for Coles Phillips, the great Saturday Evening Post illustrator of the 1920’s. She was in the first class at Yaddo, where she enjoyed working in a variety of media. She was shown at the Society of Independent Artists.
Although Eleanor began her career as an artist in economically difficult times, she was undaunted and channeled her energies into artistic experimentation. She persevered to adapt to different industries and styles.
The result is a beautifully diverse output, ranging from charcoal drawings and watercolors to textile designs and mural studies.