Eleanor Garnier Hewitt
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.
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