Sara Shewell Hayden
(1862 - 1939)
Sara Shewell Hayden was active/lived in Nebraska, Illinois. Sara Hayden is known for portrait, figure and genre painting, teaching.
Biography Sara Shewell Hayden
Sara Shewell Hayden (1862 - 1939)
With Cora Parker's departure from the University of Nebraska in 1899, W. R. French, Director of the Chicago Art Institute, recommended that one of his students, a talented silver medal recipient, Sara Shewell Hayden, inquire about the art department director position. She applied and was offered the post in 1899.
Born in Chicago on February 8, 1862, Hayden graduated with honors from the Art Institute in 1890 before moving to Cincinnati to teach at Mount Auburn Young Ladies Institute. She returned the following year to accept a position at Grant Collegiate Institute where she taught for four years. This prestigious prep school, formerly called Misses Grant's Seminary for Young Ladies, trained
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