Fannie Louella Long,
Illinois Artist (1898-1956)
Born: September 1, 1898
Died: Sunday, prior to Feb 13, 1956
"Louella Long, a former resident of Rock Island
(IL), died early Sunday morning in a Quad-City Hospital following an extended
She was a professional artist and was employed in the art department of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago at the time she was taken ill.
She was a daughter of the late William L. and Effie M. Long. She was born in St. Paul, Minn. The family moved to Rock Island when she was a young child. she attended Rock Island schools and received art instruction at Augustana College and the Davenport Municipal Art Gallery classes where she was awarded first prize for an oil landscape painting the first year of competition.
She received additional art instruction at the Art Institute, Chicago, where some of her paintings have been exhibited. At the Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts and School of Art she received a scholarship in design at the close of her first year of instruction and the following year a scholarship to the New York Art Students League, New York City. She was a member of Broadway Presbyterian Church, Rock Island.
Immediate survivors are two sisters, Miss Florence L. Long, Boston, Mass., and Mrs. Hazel M. Babcock, Rock Island.
Private funeral services are scheduled for tomorrow morning at the Knox Mortuary, Rock Island. A Christian Science Reader will officiate. Burial will be in Chippiannock Cemetery."
-(from the Rock Island (IL) Argus, February 13, 1956)
Fannie Louella Long, who used "Louella Long"
as her professional name, was born into a family of avid Christian Scientists,
although she was not a Christian Scientist herself.
Ms. Long attended the Minnesota School of Art (1918-1919), the Art Student's League (1919-1920), the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1924-1926), and the Art Students League (1927-1928).
These two works by Ms. Long show her power as an artist.
(photographs and obituary courtesy of Diane Oestreich from Rock Island)
These drawings, about 6" x 9" each, and photograph were originally from the 1916 "Watchtower", the Rock Island High School yearbook.
© 2006 Nancy Lorance
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