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Wickliffe Cooper Covington

1857 - 1938

Born in Shelby County, Kentucky

In her mid-twenties Wickliffe took a position teaching art at Potter College for Young Ladies in Bowling Green where she met and married lawyer Robert Wells Covington in 1892. After resigning her teaching position, she converted a log cabin near the Covington home into a studio where she taught private lessons and painted.

Ella Sophonisba Hergesheimer
William Merritt Chase
Carroll Beckwith
Kenyon Cox
Wayman Adams
Sayre Female Institute in Lexington KY
New England Conservatory of Music in Boston
New York City's Art Students League

Kentucky Women Artists, 1850-1970, Kentucky Library & Museum, Owensboro Museum of Art  2001


Portrait of Clarence Underwood McElroy, n.d.
Oil on canvas, 39-1/2 x 34-1/2 inches
Collection, The Kentucky Museum, Bowling Green

Portrait of Judge Robert William Wells (1795-1864) of Missouri, circa 1895.
Oil on canvas


Kentucky Women Artists: 1850-2000 - Owensboro Museum of Art, Kentucky Library & Museum - (catalog) - 2001