Eleanor Guernsey

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  • Eleanor
  • Louise
  • Guernsey
  • Guernsey
  • n/a
  • n/a
  • March 9, 1878
  • Terra Haute, Indiana
  • January 28, 1952
  • East Dundee, Illinois
  • fall 1906-summer 1907, fall 1908-1910: Chicago, Illinois

    fall 1910-1912: Indianapolis, Indiana

    1912+: 2943 Wabash Ave., Chicago, Illinois

    1917: Winona, Minnesota

    ?-1920: 154 Fountain St., New Haven, Connecticut

    1921+: Chicago, Illinois
  • Chicago, Illinois

    Decatur, Illinois

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    Winona, Minnesota
  • Sculptor
  • 1898-1906: School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois (with Lorado Taft and Charles Mulligan)
    1904: Lorado Taft studio
    Fall 1906 – summer 1907: classes at Milliken University in exchange for teaching
    1910-1911: Butler College, Indianapolis, Indiana
    1920: School of Art, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
  • fall 1907-summer 1908: England, France, Italy, Greece
  • 1903, 1905, 1906, 1913: Annual Exhibition of Works by Chicago Artists, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

    January 30-February 25, 1906: Exhibition of Works by Chicago Artists, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois: Portrait Bust of Mrs. Arthur G. Wanzer, Collection of Mrs. A. G. Wanzer; Poster Relief, plaster

    1911: sculpture exhibit, Chicago, Illinois

    1911: Annual Exhibition of Works by Chicago Artists, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

    1912: Fifth Annual Exhibition of Indiana Artists, Herron Art Center, Indianapolis, Indiana

    December 1922: Second Retrospective Exhibition of the Art Institute Alumni Association, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois: The Vine and the Gargoyle  [graphic division]
  • Peattie, Elia W. “Child Studies by Chicago Sculptors,” in Good Housekeeping Magazine, October 1909, vol. xlix, no. 4.
  • 1911-1920+: Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority

    1916+: Indiana Society of the Western Society of Sculptors

    Arts Students’ League, Chicago, Illinois

    Society of Chicago Artists, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1908: Chicago Society of Artists, Chicago, Illinois

    1909: Mrs. Lyman A. Walton Prize, Annual Exhibition of Works by Chicago Artists, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

    1909: Municipal Art League Prize, Annual Exhibition of Works by Chicago Artists, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
  • Fall 1906-summer 1907, fall 1908-summer 1910: fine arts instructor, Milliken University, Decatur, Illinois

    summer 1908: teacher, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

    fall 1910-1911: Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana

    1911-1912: taught modeling, John Herron Art Institute, Indianapolis, Indiana

    1912: junior secretary, YWCA, Fargo, North Dakota – traveled to conventions in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin and Indianapolis, Indiana at other times

    1917: Winona State University, Winona, Minnesota

    1921-1925, 1933: teacher, Recreation Training School, Hull House, Chicago, Illinois

    1937: Columbia College of Speech and Drama (teaching Fine Art, Stage Design)
  • parents were William Donaldson Guernsey (1840-1878) and Ellen Bridget “Nellie” Flint (1845-1908) married 1868 in Iowa.

    when in Chicago, lived with her brother and his family