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Bishop, Isabel

Mary Sweeney Ellett

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI:

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Bishop, Isabel (03 March 1902–19 February 1988), artist, was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of John Remsen Bishop, a schoolmaster, and Anna Newbold Bartram. Younger by thirteen years than her siblings, in a family that included two sets of twins, Bishop’s sense of isolation throughout her childhood was expressed in two of her own recollections: “My mother really wanted to be a scholar and writer rather than a homemaker and mother. She taught herself Italian in order to translate Dante’s ...

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Subjects: Drawing and Pastels ; Painting

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