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Artist Biography

Adelaide Coburne Palmer was born in 1851 in Orford, New Hampshire. She was a member of the Copley Society in 1893 in Boston, Massachusetts and studied with John Joseph Enneking in Boston and at the Boston Museum of Fine Art School in 1882.

Adelaide Palmer taught in Boston and in Piermont, New Hampshire. As a commercial artist, she is best known for creating the logo for “Fruit of the Loom.” Her work was exhibited at the National Academy of Design, 1894; Boston Art Club, 1880-1908; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1913; and the Art Institute of Chicago, 1888.

Palmer’s work can be viewed in the permanent collection of The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, MD.

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