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Elizabeth Norton


An important California printmaker, painter and sculptor, Elizabeth Norton studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Art Students’ League of New York and at the National Academy of Design. She moved to California in 1915 and was a founding member of the Palo Alto Art Club (now the Pacific Art League). She was also a full member of the California Society of Etchers, California Print Makers, Prairie Print Makers, the Woodcut Society and the Federation of American Arts. During her career, Norton exhibited with these institutions as well as at the Golden Gate Exposition, San Francisco (1939), California State Library (1942), the National Academy of Design (1942), and at Stanford University (1950). Her prints are now included in such major collections as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York Public Library, Yale University, the Fogg Museum of Art, Boston, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Natural History Museum of New York, the Smithsonian Institute, and the Library of Congress, Washington DC.