Elliott Daingerfield (American, 1859 – 1932)

Woodland Feast

“Woodland Feast” Oil on Panel. 7 1/2 x 23 3/4 inches.

Elliot Daingerfield is considered one of North Carolina’s most prolific artists. Elliot was born in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, and raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina. At 21 he moved to New York to study art.

Elliot was inspired by the European Symbolist movement during his time overseas. Elliot’s influences included Impressionism and Romanticism in general to include the artist Ralph Albert Blakelock.

Daingerfield’s first exhibit was at the National Academy of Design in 1880, and after studying in Europe c.1897, The Lady Chapel of the Church of St. Mary, The Virgin in New York City in 1902. In 1971, the North Carolina Museum of Art displayed 200 of Daingerfield’s paintings; the museum currently displays “Grand Canyon” and “Evening Glow.”

Elliot married twice. His first wife, Roberta Strange French, died during childbirth in 1891. His second wife, Anna Grainger (married 1895), bore two daughters named Gwendoline and Marjorie.

Heritage Square in Fayetteville exhibits Daingerfield’s teenage home. The Sandford House showcases the South Parlor as “The Daingerfield Room,” and displays Daingerfield’s painting entitles “Angel of Beauty.”

Elliot Daingerfield is buried in Cross Creek Cemetery at Fayetteville.