La Villette, Élodie
|Birthname||Louise Madeleine Elodie Jacquier|
|born on||12 April 1842 at 11:00 (= 11:00 AM )|
|Place||Strasbourg, France, 48n35, 7e45|
|Timezone||LMT m7e45 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||22°06' 09°39 Asc. 28°14'|
French painter said to be one of the few women to have an artistic career when many routes were denied to her.
During the 1860s at Lycée Dupuy-de-Lôme, Elodie/Ella and her sister Caroline Jacquier studied in drawing classes with the painter Ernest Coroller. This influenced both their careers, since they both became painters, known under the respective names Elodie La Villette and Caroline Espinet (1844-1912). Her sister was to study with Hippolyte Lazerges. Ella married in 1860 (to colonel la Villette) and her sister married in 1868 and they would paint together. This was not a mere hobby as they would exhibit. She had a painting accepted by the Salon in 1870 and she was given a third class medal in 1875. The following year her painting "La grève de Lohic et de l'île de la Souris près de Lorient" was bought by Musée d'Orsay. Her painting won a bronze medal at the Universal Exhibition of 1889.
She was part of the delegation of French women artists presented at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, grouped in the Woman's Building.
Elodie La Villette died in 1917 in Saint-Pierre-Quiberon, France.
- Relationship : Marriage 1860 (Colonel la Villette)
- Death, Cause unspecified 1917
Sy Scholfield submitted birth certificate n°601 from the online Bas-Rhin departmental archives, image 58/86. No info in margin. Wikipedia incorrectly has 1848.
- Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Painter)