Eleanor Garnier Hewitt inherited "a love of beautiful and exquisite workmanship" from her grandfather, Peter Cooper, and her distinguished parents, Abram and Sarah Amelia Hewitt. An accomplished artist, musician, and equestrian, she was described as "one of the most attractive and popular girls in New York Society." Inspired by the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, she was a pioneer in the field of design education and, with her sister Sarah, meticulously helped create the Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration.

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution
We have 7,074 objects that Eleanor Garnier Hewitt has been involved with.

We know 14 people that Eleanor Garnier Hewitt is related to.

  • This person is a grandparent of Eleanor.
  • This person is involved with 3 objects in our collection.
  • Sarah Cooper Hewitt
  • American, 1859–1930.
  • A dynamic personality with an educated eye for design.
  • This person is a sibling of Eleanor.
  • This person is involved with 7798 objects in our collection.
  • Mrs. John Innes Kane
  • American, d. 1926.
  • A scion engaged in philanthropy, amateur science, and world travel.
  • This person is a friend of Eleanor.
  • This person is involved with 348 objects in our collection.
Caroline King Duer
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    • This person is a friend of Eleanor.
    • This person is involved with 88 objects in our collection.
    • Edith Wetmore
    • American, b. Switzerland, 1870–1966.
    • Last of the old-guard of northeastern high-society.
    • This person is a friend of Eleanor.
    • This person is involved with 131 objects in our collection.
    • Mrs. Abram S. Hewitt
    • American, 1830–1912.
    • Mother of the museum’s founders, Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.
    • This person is a parent of Eleanor.
    • This person is involved with 55 objects in our collection.

    Eleanor Garnier Hewitt is also known as Nellie Hewitt, and Eleanor Hewitt.

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