Ellsworth Woodward


Ellsworth with his older brother William Woodward were both from rural Massachusetts, trained in arts and crafts at the Eastern design schools, and recruited by Tulane University to start a fine arts program in 1884-85. Ellsworth eventually would head up Newcomb College Art Department in 1891. Both art educators not only revived fine art in New Orleans, but also in the South. Ellsworth was a founder of the Delgado Museum, the first fine arts museum in the city, and later acted as its Director. He was particularly known for his watercolor painting, using it as the expedient medium to record his European travels and as a model for generations of students.

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