Eva Watson-Schutze

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  • Eva
  • Watson
  • Eva Lawrence Schutze Eva L. Watson-Schutze Eva Watson Schutze
  • Watson-Schutze
  • partner: Amelia Van Buren
  • Martin Schütze; German; lawyer in Chicago; 1900-1901: German instructor, Northwestern University; married 1901; later professor of German literature and language, University of Chicago
  • n/a
  • September 16, 1867
  • Jersey City, New Jersey
  • May 20, 1935
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Scottish-American
  • 1897-1901: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    1901-1905: Chicago, Illinois

    1905-?: Hyde Park, Illinois
  • 1894-1896: Jersey City, New Jersey with Amelia Van Buren 1897: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1901-?: Fine Arts Building, Chicago, Illinois summers 1903-?: Byrdcliffe, Woodstock, New York
  • Painter-Oil, Photographer
  • circa 1882-circa 1888: Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; student of Thomas Eakins and Thomas Anshutz; painting and clay modeling
    1913-?: student of Thomas Schumacher, Woodstock, New York
  • Array
  • Woodstock, New York

    New York, New York

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    1898: Philadelphia Salon – 6 photographs [Alfred Stieglitz on jury]

    Alfred Stieglitz Gallery 291, New York, New York

    1926: The Art Club: First Annual Student Art Exhibition, Chicago, Illinois

    1985: Eva Watson Schütze: Chicago Photo-Secessionist, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York

    University of Chicago, Special Collections, Chicago, Illinois
  • Block, Jean F. Eva Watson Schütze: Chicago Photo-Secessionist, University of Chicago, 1985. Brown, Karen Ruby, “Eva Lawrence Watson Schütze,” Hast, Adele and Rima Lunin Schultz, eds. Women Building Chicago 1790-1990: A Biographical Dictionary. Bloomington, IN: University of Indiana Press, 2000. Johnston, Francis Benjamin, “The Foremost women Photographers in America,” Lady’s Home Journal, September 1901 Jacobsen, J. Z. Art of Today, Chicago, 1933. Panzer, Mary, Philadelphia Naturalistic Photography: 1865-1906, 1982. Rosenblum, Naomi,. A History of Women Photographers, 1994 her writings in Camera Notes; Camera Work; American Amateur Photography 1900-1904
  • 1899: elected into Philadelphia Photographic Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    1901: The Linked Ring, London, England

    Photo-Secession, New York, New York (founding member 1903)

    1902: co-founder with husband of Byrdcliffe Arts and Crafts colony, Woodstock, New York
  • Martin Schütze Papers, University of Chicago Special Collections, Chicago, Illinois Stieglitz Archives, Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut [54 letters she wrote to him] The Woodstock Artists Association, Woodstock, New York Woodstock Historical Society, Woodstsock, New York
  • commercial artist

    lectured and wrote on photography as an art form

    1929-1935: President of Renaissance Society
  • entry from J.Z. Watson’s Art of Today Chicago 1933 is available on the Illinois Historical Art Project website
  • Philadelphia studio became a gathering place for the Philadelphia Naturalists (group of photographers seeking to promote photography as a fine art – pictorialism)

    returned to painting after move to Chicago

    suffered from myocarditis

    she presented a paper in 1933, “Women in the Fine Arts,” delineating the incomplete history of women artists over previous 2,500 years [in Martin Schütze Papers, University of Chicago Special Collections]