Artist Profile: Eleanor Sackett
I was born in New York City and live, worked, and studied there until twelve years ago. During that time I attended grade school, college, and took courses at The Art Students League. I maintain a close connection with New York as my family is there as are my art interests and connections. I have recently acquired a studio in Brooklyn, at 360 Furman Street, where I live and work most weekends.
I moved to Groton, MA, in 1995 as my husband teaches at The Groton School. He is an archaeologist with The British School at Athens and we spend five months of each year in Greece. We spend the spring in Athens and the summer at my husband’s excavation that is in Eastern Crete. There I do drafting for the dig and painting for my clients and myself.
For six years I have studied at the Paul Ingbretson Studio of Drawing and Painting in Manchester, NH, an atelier stressing classical academic training from charcoal drawing of plaster casts to figure drawing and portraiture in oils. Paul studied with R. Ives Gammell of ‘The Boston School’ and carries the tradition on to us. My studio is in Lowell, MA, in an old mill building renovated into studios and called The Western Avenue Studios.
I have sold my portraits in Athens and Crete, London, Exeter, and Bibury in the United Kingdom, and in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Greenwich, CT, and Chester, NH.
My interest is in portraiture.