Cemetery 24 Winans Perpsective Corrected


Ellen Harris Winans (1928-1997).

Winans founded the Ellen Harris Gallery, 355 Commercial Street. Among the artists shown there were Al Davis, Hilda Neily, and Carol Whorf Westcott. Provincetown Arts said in 1997 that Harris was “remarkable for the emphasis she placed on fine crafts, especially glass.” She was also honored posthumously by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force as “one of the most successful lesbians in business in the country,” whose gallery “supported many local and nationally acclaimed gay and lesbian artists.” She has what might be the most beautiful footstone in this cemetery, oriented vertically and carved with images of shorebirds and a whale’s fluke. R. Foster Winans, her son with Robert F. Winans, is the author of Trading Secrets: Seduction and Scandal at The Wall Street Journal, about his involvement with insider trading.

¶ Last updated on 20 November 2017.

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