Born in Milwaukee on 27 March, 1874, Frida Gugler claimed the city as her residence until she reached the age of eighty-one. On the other hand, she worked and lived in numerous places throughout the world. The daughter of Julius Gugler (1848-1919), an important Milwaukee poet and head of an important lithography company, she and the other Gugler children achieved recognition in the arts ("Frida Gugler to Send Oils," 1937). Frida Gugler, determined to become a professional artist, had the good fortune to begin her studies under William Merritt Chase, who taught for one year in neighboring Chicago at the Art Institute (Pisano, 1973, cat. no. 19). Miss Gugler must have profited greatly from Chase's teac
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