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Ethel Wallace was a painter and textile artist who gained great prominence in the early part of the 20th century. Wallace’s work was exhibited in Paris, London, New York, and Philadelphia. Her textiles were featured by Macy’s department store and published in Vogue. Ms. Wallace’s social circle included Paul Poiret, Gertrude Whitney and opera singer Eva Gauthier. Yet, by her death, Wallace and her work had fallen from the public eye. Despite her artistic achievements and innovation of technique, her story has been written out of the history books.

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Jan 1st, 12:00 AM

The Art and Bohemian Character of Ethel Wallace

Ethel Wallace was a painter and textile artist who gained great prominence in the early part of the 20th century. Wallace’s work was exhibited in Paris, London, New York, and Philadelphia. Her textiles were featured by Macy’s department store and published in Vogue. Ms. Wallace’s social circle included Paul Poiret, Gertrude Whitney and opera singer Eva Gauthier. Yet, by her death, Wallace and her work had fallen from the public eye. Despite her artistic achievements and innovation of technique, her story has been written out of the history books.

 

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