Eda Elisabeth Sterchi
(1885 - 1969)
Eda Elisabeth Sterchi was active/lived in Arizona, Illinois. Eda Sterchi is known for landscape, Indian genre and figure painting.
Biography Eda Elisabeth Sterchi
Born in Olney, Illinois, Eda Sterchi was a landscape and genre painter who worked in the Midwest, Southwest, Europe, and Tunisia. She was a highly independent woman who was the first among her peers to cut her hair in a bob, the first to get divorced, and the first to smoke cigarettes. Her painting was influenced by European modernism, and many of them had large, abstract fields of color.
She studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and with Lucien Simon in Paris. Her work met with early success, and in 1913 she began exhibiting at the American Artists Club and the International Artists Union in Paris. In the United States, she exhibited at the Chicago Art Institute from 1915 to 1920 and had a one-woman show there i
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