Emily Rose Hirtle is from Westerville, Ohio. She attended The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and received her BFA and Certificate in Painting in 2017. In May of 2019 she received her MFA in Drawing from The New York Academy of Art. Her work is held in numerous collections such as The Linda Lee Alter Collection in Philadelphia, actress and model Brooke Shields and actor Aidan Turner. She is a practicing artist and a Drawing/Painting instructor for numerous institutions in Philadelphia area.