Elizabeth Adams

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  • Elizabeth
  • Livingston
  • Steele
  • Elizabeth Livingston Adams Elizabeth deRuggiero
  • Adams
  • Mario deRuggiero
  • married Albert Egerton Adams (1840-1896) on September 5, 1873 in Marquette, Michigan Captain; born in New Hampshire to John Ripley and Mary Ann McGregor Adams "Obituary: A. Egerton Adams." The Phillipian, Vol. XVIII. No. 41. Phillips Academy, 29 Feb. 1896.
  • June 2, 1849
  • Albany, New York
  • January 8, 1937
  • Florence, Italy
  • 4020 Drexel Blvd., Chicago, Illinois

    1900:  4 Rue Leopold-Robert, Paris, France

    Viale Milton #55, Florence Italy
  • Chicago, Illinois

    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Draftsman, Illustrator, Painter-Acrylic
  • New York Art Students’ League
    School of the Art Institute of Chicago
    Carolus-Duran & Henner, Paris (before 1900)
  • Portraiture  
  • 1880s and 1890s:  American Watercolor Society Exhibits, Boston (MA) Art Club

    1889-1890:  Inter-State Industrial Exposition, Chicago, Illinois

    1884:  Annual Exhibit, Bohemian Art Club, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

    1884:  Water-Color Society Exhibition, New York, New York

    1891:  Annual Exhibition of Water Colors, Pastels and Miniatures by American Artists, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illnois

    1891, 1893: World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, Illinois

    1895:  Annual Exhibition, Palette Club, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

    Salon des Artistes Français, Paris, France
  • Currey, Josiah Seymour. Chicago: Its History and Its Builders, A century of marvelous growth Exhibition History. The Art Institute of Chicago. 2009. Illinois Woman's Exposition Board. Official Catalogue of the Illinois Woman's Exposition Board. Chicago: W.B. Conkey Co, 1893. Lineage Book of the Charter Members of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Harrisburg, PA: Harrisburg Publishing Co, 1890-91. Petteys, Chris. Dictionary of Women Artists: An International Dictionary of Women Artists Born Before 1900. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1985. Sparks, Esther. "A Biographical Dictionary of Painters and Sculptors in Illinois, 1808-1945." dissertation, Northwestern University, 1971.    
  • 1881-1885:  Bohemian/Palette Club (president), Chicago, Illinois

    Western Art Association (changed to the "Shiloh Panorama Company" on May 18, 1885)

    1893:  Painters' Branch, Women's Division, Worlds Congress Auxiliary (chairperson), Chicago, Illinois

    Elected to Associazione Artistica Internazionale, Rome

    -- applied for passport in 1875

    -- with her mother, Frances Mary Steele, she wrote Beauty of Form and Grace of Vesture. NY: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1892 or 1894 on reform dress.

    -- aunt of Zulma Steele Parker, a pioneering woman of the Arts and Crafts movement and Modernism in New York state

    -- buried in Trespiano Communal Cemetery in Firenze, Italy, then reinterred on April 12, 1937 in Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, New York (section 5, lot 61)