Emily Parker Groom
Wayland, Massachusetts 1875 — 1975 Milwaukee
Groom studied art as a child and went on to attend The School of The Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students’ League in New York before becoming a teacher at Milwaukee Downer College and creating an art department. She also taught at the Layton School of Art in Milwaukee. She exhibited her oil paintings and watercolors—mostly impressionistic landscapes and florals—in Chicago and Philadelphia as well as numerous venues in Wisconsin. Groom was one of the few women of her generation to gain prominence in the art world.