Julia Cornelia Widgery Slaughter
(1850 - 1905)
Julia Cornelia Widgery Slaughter was active/lived in New York, Washington / United Kingdom. Julia Slaughter is known for realist still life and landscape painting.
Biography Julia Cornelia Widgery Slaughter
Notably, Julia Widgery Slaughter was the first woman to be admitted to the American Art Union in New York.
She was born in Devonshire, England, into a family of artists whose lineage included Joseph M.W. Turner. She and her brother studied under their father, William Widgery, and at the academies in Europe. By 1868, at age eighteen, she was exhibiting at the Society of British Artists.
It was likely in 1876 that Widgery immigrated to the United States. From 1876 to 1888, the catalogues of the National Academy of Design's major Annual Exhibitions list her address as 5 East 14th Street. In her New York studio she created still-life paintings and made excursions to the Catskills to paint landscapes. In 1876, she first exhibited a
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