Emma Susan Gilchrist
(1862 - 1929)
Emma Susan Gilchrist was active/lived in South Carolina. Emma Gilchrist is known for impressionist landscape painting.
Biography Emma Susan Gilchrist
Emma (Emily) Susan Gilchrist (1862-1929)
b. 1862, Charleston, SC; d. 1929, Charleston, SC
A native and lifelong resident of Charleston, South Carolina, Emma S. Gilchrist significantly shaped local art education and established an important foundation for its future in the Lowcountry. In 1912, at the age of fifty, she initiated the Sketch Club of the Carolina Art Association by entreating the board to provide financial support and studio space in the Gibbes Art Gallery, the distinguished home of the association since 1905. As envisioned by Gilchrist, the club’s mission was to encourage professional and amateur artists to meet and assist one another.
The Art Association monies—usually one hundred dollars—funded visitin
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