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Annie Shaw

 (1852 - 1887)
Annie Cornelia Shaw was active/lived in Illinois.  Annie Shaw is known for plein-air landscape painting, etching, teaching.

Biography   Annie Shaw

Growing up in Chicago, Annie Shaw, painter, etcher and art teacher, became in 1874 at age 22, the first woman to open an art studio in Chicago.  She showed early art talent indicated by her winning an award for pencil drawing at age twelve.  From 1868 to 1872, she studied with Henry Chapman Ford, and two years later opened her studio. 

She traveled throughout the country, doing plein-aire painting, and also established a reputation for excellent teaching at the Chicago Academy of Design, predecessor of the Art Institute.  In 1876, Shaw was elected to full membership of the Academy, the first women to achieve that distinction.  It is thought that she learned etching from John Vanderpoel at   ...  Displaying 750 of 1731 characters.

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