Ella Ström-Grainger: Tile Portrait and Designs & The Westchester Pollinator Garden Tour
Sunday June 13, 2021, 10am-1pm. Percy Grainger Home and Studio, 7 Cromwell Place, White Plains, NY
Join us for the opening of our inaugural art exhibit, Ella Ström-Grainger: Tile Portraits and Designs at the Ferargil Gallery, NYC 1930. This exhibition showcases a selection of her painted works on tile included in the original exhibition at the Ferargil Gallery on 57th Street in New York City.
Ella, (b.1889, Stockholm, d.1979, White Plains), studied at the Slade School of Art in London, Althin’s School of Painting in Sweden, and at the studio of André Lhote in Paris, and her work was exhibited in London galleries. The Ferargil Gallery show marked the first exhibition in her adopted country after moving to White Plains, New York with her marriage to Percy Grainger in 1928.
As a painter, Ella was interested in wall decoration and inspired by decorative Swedish tile stoves, pictorial Dutch tiles, and painted Persian tiles. She developed a new style of portrait making, working through the limitations and challenges of painting on a glazed surface by focusing on linear designs. Not concerned with a realistic depiction, she looked to symbolism and allegory in her portraits and tile designs. She created portraits of friends and people she admired, allegorical figures, and settings composed of multiple tiles.
Please join us on Sunday June 13 between 10 and 1 to view the exhibition and experience the historic home of Percy and Ella Grainger. For more information, please visit https://percygrainger.org.
We are pleased to be part of the Healthy Yards Westchester Pollinator Garden Tour ! Stop by to see our newly planted pollinator garden and learn about our process to transform the overgrown garden bed into a healthy perennial flower garden. Many thanks to our dedicated volunteers for their guidance, research and designs, and gardening efforts that made this all possible.
Please join us on Sunday June 13 between 10am and 1pm, as we open our grounds with the Westchester Pollinator Garden tour. For more information, please visit https://www.healthyyards.org/tour/.
Event Location and Ticket Information
Percy Grainger Home and Studio
7 Cromwell Place
White Plains, NY 10601
Handicap Accessible? No
Date: Sunday, June 13, 2021
Times: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Presenter: Percy Grainger Society
Presenter Phone: (914) 281-1610
Presenter Website: https://www.percygraingeramerica.org/