Austa Densmore Sturdevant
(1855 - 1936)
Austa Densmore Sturdevant was active/lived in New York. Austa Sturdevant is known for portrait, figure in landscape, floral.
Biography Austa Densmore Sturdevant
The following is from Victoria Saunders-Pinnick who knew the family of the artist:
Austa, fifth daughter of Amos and Priscilla Densmore, was born in Blooming Valley, Pennsylvania. She lived in that area until her family moved to New York City in the 1870's. Her father was a pioneer, along with his brother in the recovery and transport of oil, as well as development of the typewriter.
Austa received a B. A. degree from Allegheny College in 1876 and was awarded an M.A. degree in 1879. She married James Warner Sturdevant; they had two daughters, Eloise and Winifred. Eloise married Robin Dale Compton and had one son, John and two daughters, Clarissa and Winifred.
Austa Densmore Sturdevant wanted to become a
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