Tennessee Anderson

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  • Tennessee
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  • Mitchell
  • Jennie Tenne Tennie Tennis C.
  • Anderson
  • Sherwood Barton Anderson married July 1916 at Chateauguay, New York; they kept separate apartments separated 1922, divorced April 24, 1924 in Reno, Nevada on grounds of unjustifiable desertion, which she did not context
  • 1909-1910: affair with Edgar Lee Masters that relationship influenced his plays Eileen and The Locket; he referred to her in several poems, including "Ballade of Ultimate Shame: TM Augsut 20, 1909- May 23,1911"
  • April 18, 1874
  • Jackson, Michigan
  • December 20, 1929
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Division St., Chicago, Illinois

    153 E. Erie St., Chicago, Illinois
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Sculptor
  • self-taught, starting at age 46 when she joined her husband at Fairhope, Alabama to rest and she discovered colorful clays in the area
  • 1921: traveled to Europe with husband Sherwood Anderson as guest of Paul Rosenfeld
  • figures portrait busts
  • 1924: gallery in Woodstock, New York

    1926: Madison Art Association, Madison, Wisconsin

    1927: Whitney Studio Club, New York, New York

    1929: Exhibition of Ten Artists, "The Ten," Marshall Field Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
  • Anderson, Sherwood. The Triumph of the Egg. 1921 -- includes photographs of 7 of her figures modeled in clay, three of which represent characters in the stories. Molden, Charles E. "Tennessee Claflin Mitchell Anderson," in Women Building Chicago, Spears, Timothy B., Chicago Dreaming: Midwesterners and the City, 1871-1919, Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2005.
  • Chicago Arts Club, Chicago, Illinois

    Chicago No-Jury Society of Artists, Chicago, Illinois

    Romany Club, Chicago, Illinois

    The Ten, Chicago, Illinois
  • piano teacher

    piano tuner

    teacher, eurythmic dance
  • Parents:  Jay P. and Martha ("Mattie") C. Stockham Mitchell; her father was a postal clerk.

    siblings:  1) Louisa Marian Mitchell Wright (August 31, 1879, Jackson, Michigan - June 17, 1959, Phoenix, Arizona); married Joseph Francis Deck

    2) Amber Mitchell (July 26, 1890, Jackson, Michigan - December 17, 1902, Chicago, Illinois; died of meningitis).

    She moved to Chicago after her father died and her mother remarried, taking her sister with her.

    Tennessee Mitchell Anderson seems to be the model from Faulkner's heroine, Charlotte Rittenmeyer.

    The Tennessee Mitchell Anderson papers are in the Anenberg Rare Book & Manuscript Library at the University of Pennsylvania.

    She started an autobiography

    Anderson was cremated December 31, 1929 and her ashes scattered around a chapel in Graceland Cemetery on January 9, 1930; her ex-husband was in town but decided against attending the ceremony.