Anne Estelle Rice (1877–1959) was born in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, and studied art at the School of Industrial Art of the Pennsylvania Museum as well as the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. She was an illustrator for the most popular magazines of the day, including Collier’s, Harper’s, and The Saturday Evening Post.
In the early 1900s, she spent time in Paris and turned to painting, where she created art in the post-impressionist, and then Fauvist, styles. Department store owner John Wannamaker commissioned her to paint seven murals for his flagship Philadelphia store, where they were displayed until the store was remodeled in the 1950s.
Rice married theater critic Raymond Dray in 1913. They lived in England where Rice became involved with designing theater costumes and sets.
Rice painted three covers for The Saturday Evening Post.
Portrait of Anne Estelle Rice by John Duncan Fergusson. (National Galleries Scotland, https://www.nationalgalleries.org/art-and-artists/503/portrait-anne-estelle-rice)