Paine, Ida Upton
Ida Upton Paine, (May 22, 1860 - Jan. 15, 1936) was a well-known artist, specifically of china painting, born and raised in Salem. The daughter of Henry O. Upton and Elizabeth (Cate) Upton, she married Frank Paine, also an artist. She lived in Salem most of her life.
One of Ida's first business ideas was offering souvenir witches painted on beach pebbles. She also designed Salem "witch" plates and cups and saucers which were sold at the House of the Seven Gables.
She also taught painting in Salem and Boston.
She was also active in Salem Young Women's association and the Salem Fraternity.
She is buried in Greenlawn Cemetery.
She was one of three daughters of Henry O. Upton, noted musician, dance teacher and tinsmith. Her sisters were Sarah Upton Arey and Henrietta F. Upton. Henrietta taught elocution at the family studio.
Vertical File in Salem Collection - Paine, Ida Upton
Vertical File in Salem Collection - Greenlawn Cemetery Tour (June 2018)
"Eminent Salem artist died last evening; Mrs. Ida Upton Paine active in art groups and as an instructor for over 50 years" obituary, Salem Evening News, Jan. 16, 1936