Born in New York City to James and Ellen (Harrison) Condie, painter and stained glass artist Ella C. Lamb studied in New York at the National Academy of Design and the Art Students League with William Merrit Chase, Walter Shirlaw, and C. Y. Turner. In England she studied with Hubert Herkomar, and in France with R. Collin. She married Charles Rollinson Lamb of the famous J. & R. Lamb Studios and contributed to the success of the studio with her mural painting and stained glass design. In the 1939 Who's Who she cited mural or stained glass projects: Flower Memorial Library, Watertown, NY, the Governor Baldwin Memorial in St. John's Church, Detroit, the Sage Memorial at Cornell University, the reredos in St. Mary's Church, Wayne, PA, the Russell Memorial at Wells College, and the Hobart Memorial at Briarly School in New York. All of these appear to have been completed under the auspices of the Lamb Studios.
Ella C. Lamb earned the Dodge Prize from the National Academy of Design in 1889 and honorable mentions in painting at both the World Columbian Exposition of 1893 and the Buffalo Exposition of 1901.
Sandra L. Tatman.
Clubs and Membership Organizations
- National Arts Club
- National Society of Mural Painters
- National Academy of Design
- Art Students League
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