Elizabeth Shippen Green

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Elizabeth Shippen Green (1871-1954) was born in Philadelphia, PA. Her father was an artist, and encouraged his daughter's artistic pursuits. She enrolled at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, then later at Drexel University, where she studied illustration under Howard Pyle. She was part of his first class, where she met Violet Oakley and Jessie Willcox Smith. The three of them collaborated on many projects early in their careers, sharing a studio and eventually moving into a larger property, the Red Rose Inn. It was during the same year of this move that Green landed a job at Harper's Magazine, where she worked for twenty-three years. 

In 1906, the trio moved to a new property they called Cogslea (Henrietta Cozens, Oakley, Green, and Smith). In 1911, Green married Huger Elliott, moving from Cogslea. The couple eventually returned to a place nearby on Cresheim Road and Emlem Street.

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