Elliott, Martha

Elliott, Martha (?)

Little is known about Martha Elliott. At the time she worked for the WPA she was living in New Haven, Connecticut. A newsletter by the WPA for the Federal Arts Project stated that she was “formerly a designer for the Hooked Project” before being “transferred to the Index of American Design.” The newsletter reported that she was assisting “in the office work for the present and later on will do some rendering of textiles.” Elliot completed three plates for the Index between 1938 and 1939 and an easel watercolor entitled, “Adam and Eve” in 1940. In 194l one of her color plates and plates by John Matulis and Alfred Parys were exhibited in the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Library in Hyde Park. Elliot’s dates of birth and death are unknown.

 Sources: WPA Artist’s Work Card; “Art in August [1938],” WPA Federal Arts Project Newsletter (ND); “Three State Artists Have Work in Hyde Park Show,”Hartford Courant, September 13, 1941.

Works of Art Listed in CT Archives’ database from Martha Elliott:

Elliott, Martha