Category:Moore College of Art and Design alumni
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The following 27 pages are in this category, out of 27 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 27 pages are in this category, out of 27 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Ella Sophonisba Hergesheimer – Ella Sophonisba Hergesheimer was an American illustrator, painter, and printmaker known for her portrayals of Tennessee society women and their children. As a printmaker, she pioneered the white-line woodcut, Hergesheimer was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania on January 7,1873. Her parents were Charles P. Hergesheimer and Ellamanda Ritter Hergesheimer and she was encouraged to create art in her childhood. Hergesheimer was the granddaughter of Philadelphia artist Charles Willson Peale. Hergesheimer chose to use Sophonisba as her first name and she studied at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women for two years, and then went on to study at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts for four years. At the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, she studied with Cecilia Beaux, Hugh Breckenridge and she was considered by Chase to be one of his finest students, and spent the summer of 1900 studying at Chases Shinnecock Hills Summer School on Long Island. As a senior at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, she was judged the best pupil in her class and was awarded the Cresson Traveling Scholarship. This allowed her to study abroad in Europe for three years, where she trained at the Académie Colarossi and exhibited at the Paris Salon and she is listed among the students of Blanche Lazzell, who was known for her white-line color woodcuts. To work on the commission, she relocated to Nashville, Tennessee, where she remained the rest of her life - first occupying a studio on Church Street, and later one at Eighth Avenue and Broadway. She also conducted art classes in Bowling Green, Kentucky, where her circle of friends included fellow artists Frances Fowler, Sarah Peyton, and Wickliffe Covington. She also maintained a friendship with landscape painter Orlando Gray Wales. Hergesheimer died on June 24,1943 in Davidson, Tennessee. C. C, vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee Burton, Vincent. Some Portraits by Ella S. Hergesheimer, media related to Ella Sophonisba Hergesheimer at Wikimedia Commons
2. Jessie Willcox Smith – Jessie Willcox Smith was one of the most prominent female illustrators in the United States during the Golden Age of American illustration. She was a contributor to respected books and magazines during the late 19th. She illustrated stories and articles for such as Century, Colliers, Leslies Weekly, Harpers, McClures, Scribners. She had a relationship with Good Housekeeping, including the long-running Mother Goose series of illustrations. Jessie Willcox Smith was born in the Mount Airy neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and she was the youngest girl born to Charles Henry Smith, an investment broker, and Katherine DeWitt Willcox Smith. Jessie attended private schools and at the age of sixteen she was sent to Cincinnati, Ohio to live with her cousins. Persuaded to attend one of her friend or cousins art classes and it was under Eakins that Smith began to use photography as a resource in her illustrations. Although Eakins demeanor could be difficult, particularly female students. In May 1888, while Smith was still at the Pennsylvania Academy, Illustration was a professional avenue that women could employ to make a living as an artist at the time. At this time, creating illustrations for books or of family life was considered an appropriate career for woman artists because it drew upon maternal instincts. Fine art that included life drawing was not considered ladylike, Illustration became a viable career partly due to improved color printing processes and the resurgence in England in book design. She illustrated the book of poetry New and True, rhymes and rhythms and histories droll for boys, during her time at the Ladies Home Journal, Smith enrolled in 1894 in Saturday classes at Drexel University with Howard Pyle. She was in his first class at Drexel, which had almost 50% female students, Pyle pushed many artists of Smiths generation to fight for their right to illustrate for the major publishing houses of the time. He worked especially closely with artists who he saw as gifted. Smith said that working with Pyle swept away all the cobwebs and her speech was later compiled in the 1923 work Report of the Private View of Exhibition of the Works of Howard Pyle at the Art Alliance. She studied with Pyle through 1897, Smith met Elizabeth Shippen Green and Violet Oakley while studying at Drexel with whom she would share talent, mutual interests, and lifelong friendship. The women shared a studio on Philadelphias Chestnut Street, Henry Wadsworth Longfellows Evangeline, illustrated by Oakley and Smith, was published in 1897. At the turn of the century, Smiths career flourished
3. Alice Barber Stephens – Alice Barber Stephens was an American painter and engraver, best remembered for her illustrations. Her work regularly appeared in such as Scribners Monthly, Harpers Weekly. She was born near Salem, New Jersey, She was the eighth of nine children and her parents were Samuel Clayton Barber and Mary Owen. Her Quaker family moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and at age 15 she became a student at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women and she entered the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1876, where she studied under Thomas Eakins. During this time, she began to use a variety of media, including black-and-white oils, wash, charcoal, full-color oils. Among her fellow students at the Academy were Susan MacDowell, Frank Stephens, David Wilson Jordan, Lavinia Ebbinghausen, Thomas Anshutz, in 1879, Eakins chose Stephens to illustrate an Academy classroom scene for Scribners Monthly. The resulting work, Womens Life Class, was Stephens first illustration credit and she later continued her studies at the Drexel Institute under Howard Pyle. In 1880, Stephens left the Academy to work full-time as an engraver, Stephens connection with Harpers began in approximately 1882, and much of her work was published in Harpers Young People. By the mid-1880s, however, Stephens pace of work began to affect her health and she started to shift into pen-and-ink illustration. Her health continued to suffer, however, in an effort to recuperate, during 1886-1887, she traveled to Europe to sketch, study, and rest. In Paris, she studied at the Académie Julian and the Académie Colarossi and she exhibited two works, a pastel study and engraving, at the Paris Salon in 1887. Upon her return from Europe, Stephens resumed her career with contributions to the Ladies Home Journal and several book projects for Houghton Mifflin. Likely influenced by her European travels, she began painting in oil. In 1888, she began to teach courses at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women. Around the same time, with artist and educator Emily Sartain, she was one of the founders and officers of The Plastic Club of Philadelphia, during this period she also co-founded the Civic Club of Philadelphia. Among Stephens students at the School of Design was Charlotte Harding, Stephens later invited Harding to share her studio, located at 1004 Chestnut Street in Philadelphia. The Chestnut Street studio became a point for other artists, including students from the School of the Design. In 1890, Stephens won the Mary Smith Prize at the annual Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts exhibition for her work Portrait of a Boy
4. Alice Neel – Alice Neel was an American visual artist, who was particularly well known for oil painting and for her portraits depicting friends, family, lovers, poets, artists and strangers. Her paintings are notable for their use of line and color, psychological acumen. Alice Neel was born on January 28,1900, in Merion Square, Pennsylvania to George Washington Neel, an accountant for the Pennsylvania Railroad, in mid-1900, her family moved to the rural town of Colwyn, Pennsylvania. Young Alice was the fourth of five children, with three brothers and a sister and her oldest brother, Hartley, died of diphtheria shortly after she was born. He was only eight years old and she was raised into a straight-laced middle-class family during a time when there were limited expectations and opportunities for women. Her mother had said to her, I dont know what you expect to do in the world, in 1918, after graduating from high school, she took the Civil Service exam and got a high-paying clerical position in order to help support her parents. After three years of work, taking art classes by night in Philadelphia, Neel enrolled in the Fine Art program at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women in 1921. In her student works she rejected impressionism, the style at the time. In 1925 Neel received the Kern Doge Prize for Best Painting in her life class and she graduated from Philadelphia School of Design for Women in 1925. Neel often said that she chose to attend a school so as not to be distracted from her art by the temptations of the opposite sex. She met an upper-class Cuban painter in 1924 named Carlos Enríquez at the Chester Springs summer school run by PAFA and they were wed on June 1,1925, in Colwyn, Pennsylvania. After marrying, Neel eventually moved to Havana to live with Enríquezs family, in Havana, Neel was embraced by the burgeoning Cuban avant-garde, a set of young writers, artists and musicians. In this environment Neel developed the foundations of her political consciousness. Neel later said she had her first solo exhibition in Havana, in March of 1927 Neel exhibited with her husband in the XII Salon des Bellas Artes. Neels daughter, Santillana, was born on December 26,1926, in 1927, though, the couple returned to the United States to live in New York. Just a month before Santillanas first birthday, she died of diphtheria, shortly following Santillanas death, Neel became pregnant with her second child. On November 24,1928, Isabella Lillian was born in New York City, isabetta’s birth was the inspiration for Neels Well Baby Clinic, a bleak portrait of mothers and babies in a maternity clinic more reminiscent of an insane asylum than a nursery. In the spring of 1930, Carlos had given the impression that he was going overseas to look for a place to live in Paris, instead, he returned to Cuba, taking Isabetta with him
5. Anne Parrish – Anne Parrish was an American novelist and writer of childrens books. She was a runner-up for the Newbery Medal three times from 1925 to 1951, Parrish was born November 12,1888 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Her father was Thomas Clarkson Parrish, who came from a Philadelphia family and her mother, Anne, had studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, becoming a portrait painter and a friend of Mary Cassatt in Paris. Anne Parrish was the sister of the illustrator-writer Dillwyn Parrish and a cousin of the artist Maxfield Parrish. Thomas Parrish was in the Colorado mining business, dying when he was relatively young, Anne Lodge-Parrish then moved the family back to her hometown of Claymont, Delaware. In 1915, Parrish married industrialist Charles Albert Corliss, as a young woman, Parrish trained at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women and studied under Thomas Eakins. She chose a career in literature, with her first romantic novel Pocketful of Poses appearing in 1923 and their collaboration titled Knee-High to a Grasshopper was followed by another book for children in 1924, Lustres. In 1925 she was a runner-up for the Newbery Medal for The Dream Coach and that same year, her novel The Perennial Bachelor was the eighth best-selling book for the entire year according to the New York Times and won the Harper Prize from her publisher, Harper & Brothers. An author of stories that featured female protagonists, in 1927. She repeated on the bestsellers list again in 1928 with All Kneeling. Two years later, she married the poet and novelist Josiah Titzell and they made their home in Redding, Connecticut. After he died in 1943, she continued to live there for the rest of her life. Parrish died of a hemorrhage in Danbury. She endowed the Anne Parrish Titzell Professor of Neurology chair at Cornell University, originally for research, Pocketful of Poses Knee-High to a Grasshopper, illustrated by Dillwyn Parrish Lustres, illus. Dillwyn Parrish The Dream Coach, illus
6. Janet Biggs – Janet Biggs is an American artist, known for her work in video, photography and performance art. Biggs lives and works in New York City, Biggs video works often include images of individuals in extreme landscapes or situations. Her earlier video work dealt with issues of psychosis and psychotropic drugs, in addition to videos, her recent work includes multi-discipline performances, often including multiple large-scale videos, live musicians, and athletes. A Step on the Sun was premiered in a screening at the 2013 Armory Art Fair in New York City. In 2014 Biggs was exhibited in the First International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cartegena de Indias, the Tampa Museum of Art presented a survey of Biggs work in 2011. Johnson Museum of Art, Videonale 13 and the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Biggs used this footage to create three videos, The Arctic Trilogy. These videos were premiered at Ed Winkleman Gallery in Chelsea in February 2011 and this show was reviewed in the New York Times by Holland Carter. On July 14,2009, Vanishing Point was screened at New Yorks River To River Festival and that same evening, Biggs videos accompanied an ambient performance by Anthony Gonzalez of the band M83. In 2016, Biggs was selected by Lynn Hershman Leeson as part of ArtReview magazines Future Greats - the artists to look out for in 2016, the October 2015 Art In America featured an article written by Faye Hirsch on Biggs work, with a focus on the Blaffer exhibition. In 2013 Biggs was awarded a la Napoule Art Foundation Riviera Residency and she received an Art Matters Project grant in 2010. Janet Biggs was a recipient of a New York State Council on the Arts grant in 2011 and 2009 through the New York Experimental Television Center and she has received additional funding grants from Art Matters, the Arts and Science Council of Charlotte, and the Goodrich Foundation. In 2004 she received the Anonymous Was a Woman fellowship, Contemporary Magazine profiled Janet Biggs in their March 2007 issue, and one of her photographs was used as the cover of Spot magazines Summer 2007 issue. Biggs was commissioned by Puma to create a film as part of their 2012 Films4Peace initiative. In 2006, Hermès commissioned Biggs to create a new work of art for their flagship New York store, Biggs installed 11 large monitors in the stores Madison Avenue windows, as well as photographs of equestrian-themed images. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, and The New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Biggs works with Cristin Tierney Gallery, New York City, CONNERSMITH, Analix Forever, and Galerie Anita Beckers/blink video. Reviews of Biggs work have appeared in the New York Times, the New Yorker, ArtForum, ARTNews, Art in America, Flash Art, Artnet. com, artReviews Future Greats – the artists to look out for in 2016. Gleeson, Bridget, Janet Biggs Investigates Survival through an Innovative Two-Channel Video, Art in America, October 2015 Wei, Lily, Art Made in Harms Way. Jenkins, Mark, Janet Biggs Creates an Active Art Experience With Kawah Ijen, Washington Post,26 April 2012 Pollack, Barbara, Carter, Holland, Review of show at Ed Winkleman Gallery
7. Bessie Pease Gutmann – Bessie Pease Gutmann was an American artist and illustrator most noted for her paintings of putti, infants and young children. During the early 1900s Gutmann was considered one of the better-known magazine and her artwork was featured on 22 magazine covers such as Womans Home Companion and McCalls between 1906 and 1920. She also illustrated childrens books including a notable 1907 edition of Alices Adventures in Wonderland. Although the commercial popularity of Gutmanns art declined during World War II, Gutmann was born Bessie Collins Pease on April 8,1876 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Horace Collins. After graduating from school, she studied at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women. From 1896 to 1898, she attended the New York School of Art and she also attended Art Students League of New York from 1899 to 1901. Gutmann initially worked as an independent commercial artist drawing portraits and newspapers advertisements, in 1903, she gained employment with the publishing firm of Gutmann & Gutmann which specialized in fine art prints. Her first illustration of a book, published in 1905, was A Childs Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson. Gutmann illustrated several books including a notable 1907 version of Lewis Carrolls Alices Adventures in Wonderland. She also created artwork for postcards and calendars, and her art adorned 22 magazine covers for McCalls, Colliers, Womans Home Companion and her greatest recognition came from a series of hand-colored prints which highlighted the innocence of young children. Two of her most notable works were A Little Bit of Heaven, Gutmanns work was popular through the 1920s, but by World War II, interest in her style had declined. Due to failing eyesight, she retired from drawing in 1947, in 1906, Gutmann married Hellmuth Gutmann, one of the brothers who co-owned the publishing firm where she was employed. The couple had three children, Alice, Lucille, and John, who became the models for Gutmanns illustrations and she died on September 29,1960 in Centerport, New York at the age of 84. Edmund Vance Cooke, The Biography of our Baby, New York, OCLC16631992 Edith Dunham The Diary of a Mouse, New York, Dodge,1907. OCLC,7782667 Lewis Carroll, Alices Adventures in Wonderland, New York, OCLC8072979, reissued New York, Childrens Classics, Crown, ISBN 0-517-65961-1 Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There, New York, Dodge Pub. Co. OCLC1985760 Bessie Pease Gutmann, Golden Hours, New York, OCLC52420265 Robert Louis Stevenson, A Childs Garden of Verses, New York, Dodge Pub. Harvest House, ISBN 0-7369-1516-8 Choppa, Karen, Bessie Pease Gutmann, Over Fifty Years of Published Art. Schiffer Publishing,1998, 160pp, ISBN 0-7643-1908-6 Christie, Victor J. W. Bessie Pease Gutmann, Her Life and Works, Wallace-Homestead Book Co, 199pp, ISBN 0-87069-561-4 Higonnet, Anne
8. Lizbeth Stewart – Lizbeth Stewart, who is also known as Lizbeth McNett Stewart, was an American ceramist who was born in Philadelphia and grew up in Southampton, Pennsylvania. She was awarded a degree in fine arts from Moore College of Art. In 1990, she married Matthew C, for 30 years, she taught ceramics at the University of the Arts, before retiring as a professor emeritus in December,2012. She died June 24,2013 of lung cancer at her home in Yardley, Stewart is best known for her hand-built ceramic portrayals of animals. Typically, the modeling is realistic, but the painting is stylized, the Hermitage Museum, the Honolulu Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the Winterthur Museum are among the public collections holding work by Lizbeth Stewart
9. Pat Ward Williams – Pat Ward Williams is an African American photographer whose work often engages with the complexities of race, gender, and history. In addition to her photographs and installations, she has designed three public artworks in Los Angeles. Williams holds a BFA from Moore College of Art and Design, one of Williams’ best known works is Accused/Blowtorch/Padlock, which consists of an image of a black man tied to a tree surrounded by text expressing the artist’s reaction to this image. In 1992, Williams published the exhibition catalog Probable Cause, which contained a series of photographs shown at the Goldie Paley Gallery at Moore College of Art, Williams has also created three public artworks in Los Angeles. In 1995, she designed The Emperor of the Great 9th District, the monument consists of three 10-foot high, triple-sided concrete pillars featuring a portrait of Lindsay at his desk. Williams’2001 work Starbursts decorates the Hollywood and Highland Center, inspired by the finale dance scene of Busby Berkeley’s 1934 film Dames, Williams created circular images that mimic the camera angles in the film. The photo-etched images are on black granite and can be seen on the upper and lower entrance plaza floors of the Dolby Theatre, in 2003, Williams created the public artwork Everyday People for the Lake metro station in Los Angeles. The work consists of photographs of local people mounted on colored glass panels. Williams has taught photography at UC Irvine and as a professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and Technikon Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg. She currently teaches at Florida State University, where she has worked since 2000, Williams daughter, Janaya Williams, is a radio producer at National Public Radio in Washington, DC