Lucy Perkins

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  • Lucy
  • Adeline
  • Fitch
  • Perkins
  • Dwight Heald Perkins; architect; married August 18, 1891
  • n/a
  • Eleanor Ellis Perkins (1893-?) Dwight Bradford Perkins; architect (1908-200?)
  • July 12, 1865
  • Maples, Indiana
  • March 18, 1937
  • Evanston, Illinois
  • 1891-1904: Chicago, Illinois

    1904-?: 1229 Judson Ave., Evanston, Illinois

    ?-1937: 2319 Lincoln St., Evanston, Illinois
  • Evanston, Illinois
  • Illustrator, Muralist, Painter-Oil
  • 1883: graduated Kalamazoo High School, Kalamazoo, Michigan
    1883-1886: Museum School of Fine Arts School, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    1904: Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis, Missouri

    January 28-February 28, 1904: Annual Exhibition of Works by Chicago Artists, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; decorative panel: Ivanhoe; four watercolor illustrations for The Star Fairies and Other Fairy Tales by Edith Ogden Harrison; two watercolor illustrations for Coquo and the King’s Children by Cornelia Baker

    January 29-February 24, 1907: Exhibition of Works by Chicago Artists, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois: “Then Garlands They Brought Her”, illustration; “Robin Hood He Led About”, illustration; “Godspeed!  Godspeed! said Robin Hood, illustration; “They Fought with Maight and Main”, illustration

    1908: Exhibition of Works by Chicago Artists, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois: Robin Hood ballads (4), illustrations

    1990s: Evanston Historical Society, Evanston, Illinois
  • Perkins, Eleanor, Ellis. Eve Among the Puritans: A Biography of Lucy Fitch Perkins, 1956. Todd, Pamela: “Lucy Fitch Perkins,” in Schultz, Rima Lunin and Adel Hast, eds.  Women Building Chicago, 1790-1990: A Biographical Dictionary, Bloomington, IN: University Press, 2001.
  • Chicago Woman’s Club, Chicago, Illinois

    League of Women Voters, Evanston, Illinois

    Midland Authors Club

    Zonta International
  • Evanston History Center, Evanston, Illinois
  • circa 1886-1887: illustrations for education materials for Louis Prang Educational Company,

    1887-1891: Art teacher, Pratt Institute, New York, New York

    1893-?: Prang Educational Company, Chicago, Illinois

    Illustrator, children's books

    at age 47 took up writing children’s books; most famous were her 26 or 28 “Twins” series documenting life around the world in the past

    circa 1912: Artist, Louis Prang & Co.

    social reformer
  • page on Evanston Women’s History Project website