Blowing Rock in Watauga County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
His paintings hang in
the National Gallery,
and other galleries. His
home is here.
Erected 1986 by (N.C.) Divisions of Archives and History. (Marker Number N-25.)
Location. 36° 8.238′ N, 81° 42.82′ W. Marker is in Blowing Rock, North Carolina, in Watauga County. Marker is on Blowing Rock Highway (U.S. 221) north of Westglow Circle, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 224 Westglow Circle, Blowing Rock NC 28605, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Carriage Roads (approx. 1.4 miles away); A Prosperous Mountain Family (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named Carriage Roads (approx. 1˝ miles away); Stoneman's Raid (approx. 2 miles away); Daniel Boone Trail Marker (approx. 2 miles away); Watauga Hotel Cottage (approx. 2 miles away); The Blowing Rock (approx. 3.2 miles away); a different marker also named Stoneman's Raid (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blowing Rock.
Regarding Elliott Daingerfield. In the early 1900s, the Santa
In 1880, Daingerfield left Fayetteville for New York where he apprenticed under Walter Satterlee, associate member of the National Academy of Design. Four years later, he left Satterlee to join George Inness of Holbein Studios. The two became friends, and Daingerfield later credited Inness with teaching him techniques
In 1911, the Santa Fe Railway hired Daingerfield to supplement their exhibition of southwestern landscape scenes. For nearly three years he traveled the southwest painting masterpieces such as The Grand Canyon, Trees on the Canyon Rim,The Sleepers, and The Genius of the Canyon. The works were later presented at the Corcoran Gallery in an exposition called The Society of Men Who Paint the Far West. Religious works also dominated this period in his life, and his 1918 still hangs in the Church of St. Mary in the Hills at Blowing Rock.
In 1924, Daingerfield traveled to Europe to work, but suffered an embolism. He returned after only a year. The injury left him debilitated and marked the end of his artistic career. Instead he focused on lecturing and publishing. He had several manuscripts completed before 1925, including biographies of friend
Daingerfield died on October 22, 1932, of a heart attack, leaving a wife and two daughters. He was buried in Cross Creek Cemetery in Fayetteville. In 1934, the Grand Central Galleries of New York held a memorial exhibition showing fifty-three of his paintings. In 1971, the North Carolina Museum of Art staged an exposition of nearly two hundred of his works.
(N.C. Dept. of Cultural Resources)
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 12, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 514 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 13, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.