Sylvia Judson

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  • Sylvia
  • Van Doren
  • Shaw
  • Sylvia Shaw Haskins
  • Judson
  • Clay Judson
  • 2 children
  • June 30, 1897
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • 1978
  • "Ragdale," Lake Forest, Illinois
  • Lake Forest, Illinois
  • Sculptor
  • Westover School, Connecticut
    School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; student of Anna Hyatt Huntingdon and of Albin Polasek
    1920: Academie de la Grande Chaumiere, Paris, France; student of Antoine Bourdelle
  • Array
  • 1919-20, 1927, 1930, 1934, 1940, 1941, 1944, 1945, 1946: Annual Exhibition of Works by Chicago and Vicinity Artists, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

    1933, 1934: A Century of Progress Exhibition of Paintings & Sculpture, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

    1938: Sculpture by Sylvia Shaw Judson, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois [solo]

    1940: Arden Gallery, New York, New York [solo]

    1948: Illinois State Museum, Springfield, Illinois [solo]

    1949: International Sculpture Show, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    1949: National Academy of Design, New York, New York

    1955: Chicago Public Library, Chicago, Illinois [solo]

    February 12-26, 1957: Chicago Artists No-Jury Exhibition 

    1957: Sculpture Center, New York, New York [solo]

    Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York

    Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York

    Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York

    New York World's Fair, New York, New York

    The Seventh Annual Katherine Filson Covington Memorial Art Exhibition, A Twentieth-Century Quest for Nature’s Essence: The Sculpture of Sylvia Shaw Judson, Lake Forest College?
  • Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

    Brookgreen Gardens,

    Chicago Botanical Garden, Glencoe, Illinois

    Kosciasco Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    National Academy of Design, New York, New York

    The Ragdale Foundation

    The White House Rose Garden, Washington DC
  • Underwood, Sandra L. The “Bird Girl:” The Story of a Sculpture by Sylvia Shaw Judson, Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 2006.
  • The Friday Club, Lake Forest, Illinois

    Scribblers, Lake Forest, Illinois

    Chicago Public School Art Society, president 1947-1950

    Woman's Board of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; vice president 1953-1954

    Lake Forest Friends Meeting, clerk 1956-1957

    Humanities Visiting Committee, University of Chicago, 1962-1974

    National Sculpture Society, New York, New York; Fellow

    National Academy of Design, New York, New York; Academician

    Cosmopolitan Club, New York, New York

    Chicago Arts Club, Chicago, Illinois

    National Academy of Interior Decorators; honorary member
  • 1926: Honorable Mention, Arts Club of Chicago, Illinois

    1929: Logan Medal, Chicago and Vicinity Artists, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; Little Gardener

    1945: Municipal Art League Honorable Mention, Annual Exhibition of Works by Chicago and Vicinity Artists, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

    1949: Purchase Prize, International Sculpture Show, Philadelphia Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    1957: Milbrook Garden Club Medal,
  • Author of The Quiet Eye: A Way of Looking at Pictures (Chicago: Henry Regnery, 1954) and For Gardens and Other Places, The Sculpture of Sylvia Shaw Judson, Chicago: Henry Regnery, 1967)

    1963: Sculpture Instructor, American University in Cairo, Egypt
  • "True Story of the Bird Girl" written by Sylvia Shaw Judson's daughter Alice Ryerson Hayes on The Cliff Dwellers website