About John Elliott
John Elliott (April 22, 1858 – May 26, 1925) was an artist, illustrator, and muralist. Born in Lincolnshire, England, he studied in Paris at the Académie Julian under Carolus-Duran. In 1878, he went to Rome to study and there met his future wife, Maud Howe, Pulitzer-prize-winning American writer and the daughter of Julia Ward Howe, the author of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic."
War Portrait, a red-chalk drawing of the Lafayette Escadrille and other Americans who died in the First World War, hangs in the National Museum of American Art, Washington.
Diana of the Tides, a mural in the National Museum, now the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. In the paleontology hall, but currently not visible due to a wall.
Julia Ward Howe, a portrait in oil on canvas, finished c. 1925 by William Henry Cottonafter Elliott's death . On display at the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.