A new month means a new artist! I am super excited about this month’s artist and I think you’ll see why very soon. But since it's only a few days into November, here's just an intro.
Elaine Frances Horan was the fourth child of Owen and Mary Horan, born in Lakeland, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. She was born on August 23, 1924 but at some point she shifted her birth date to 1926 and then to 1930, which was the date most commonly used.
Elaine studied psychology at the University of Iowa, graduating in 1947; and art at the Cleveland School of Art, the Cleveland Art Institute, and the Art Students League in New York. She later became Elaine Sturtevant and then was known as just Sturtevant.
Sturtevant believed that “having a bit of information, or a name, may stop our curiosity about what we are looking at” and so avoided being defined by her own biography.