ELIZABETH KITCHENMAN COYNE, artist, Pennsylvania Impressionist; maintained studio, 1716 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. b. June 21, 1892 d. April 11, 1971. Parents: Philadelphia chemical manufacturer and distributor George S. Coyne and Mary A. Coyne, daughter of Textile Industrialist James Kitchenman. Education: Friends Central School, Class of 1910; Women’s School of Design (now the Moore College of Art and Design), studied with Leopold Seyffert; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, studied with Cecilia Beaux, E. H. Blashfield, Hugh Breckenridge and Philip Hale, awarded Cresson Travelling Scholarship, PAFA 1918, studied Paris. First Prize for Water Color, Plastic Club, 1931; Alumnae Award Medal, Moore College of Art (MCA), 1931; Alumnae Purchase Award, MCA, 1934; Gold Medal, Plastic Club 1938; Gold Medal, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1939. Represented in the permanent collections of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (Salons of American Works Lambert Collection), The Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia Art Alliance (collection of the Circulating Picture Club). Painted in oils, water color, and pastels; some sculpture. Principal subjects: landscapes, horses, New England waterfront, still lifes. Exhibited: S. Inp. A. 1934; PAFA 1927-48; Corcoran Gallery 1930; Plastic Club 1931 (prize), 1938 (gold). Associated with: The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (Fellow); Philadelphia Art Alliance; AFA; Plastic Club; biographee : “Who’s Who in American Art”. Buried: West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, PA near her friend and companion Iretta Bush.
Note: Biography compiled by Charles C. Coyne from family history and records at the Woodmere Art Museum, the Friends Central School, and Who’s Who in American Art.