(1869 - 1940)
Janet Scudder was active/lived in Indiana, Massachusetts / France. Janet Scudder is known for sculptor-garden figure, landscape.
Biography Janet Scudder
Janet Scudder, arguably the most famous artist to have come from Terre
Haute, was born Netta Deweeze Frazee Scudder in 1869 (not 1873 as she
would have people believe). Her first art training began with Saturday
drawing classes at the Rose Polytechnic Institute (now the Rose-Hulman
Institute of Technology), where one of her classmates was Caroline
Peddle (Ball). Scudder and Peddle were admitted to the all-male
institute through the influence of Peddle's father, who was on the
board of the school.
In 1887, Scudder entered the Cincinnati
Academy of Art. The school's registrar told her that Netta was
not a real name and, after much consideration she changed her name to
Janet, which she thought suggested seriousness and
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