Ingrid Egeli McGuckian
McGuckian was born in Annapolis, Maryland into a family that includes a circle of highly accomplished artists. Her parents, Cedric and Joanette, are both portrait painters and watercolorists. As a baby, her mother would put McGuckian in a basket under her easel while she was painting pictures of boats in downtown Annapolis. As soon as McGuckian could walk, she set up an easel next to her mother's, and began painting in watercolors. By the time she was five, she had sold her first boat painting to a tourist for a quarter.
McGuckian studied anatomy and sculpture at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, figure painting at the Arts Students League of New York, and impressionism at the Cape Cod School of Art.
At age nineteen, McGuckian secured her first commission to paint the headmaster of Severn School in Severna Park, Maryland. Today her portraits hang in homes throughout the East Coast. She has exhibited at the Wolfarth Galleries in both Washington, D.C. and Provincetown, Massachusetts, and at the McBride Gallery in Annapolis.