Edith Mitchill Prellwitz
(1864 - 1944)
Edith Mitchill Prellwitz was active/lived in New York, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Rhode Island. Edith Prellwitz is known for Figure, landscape and still life painting.
Biography Edith Mitchill Prellwitz
Born in South Orange, New Jersey, Edith Mitchill Prellwitz earned a
reputation as a skilled artist who continued her career after she
married artist Henry Prellwitz at a time when women were expected to
submerge their careers to their husband's. The couple shared
joint exhibitions including at the Charcoal Club in Baltimore, 1899;
and the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.
Prellwitz was born in 1864, a year verified by her diary, although 1865 is the year traditionally given for her birth.
Her first trip to Europe had been in 1882 when she studied informally
in Germany, Italy, Paris, and London. Firmed in her resolve to
become an artist, in 1883, Edith wrote in her diary, "I am a woman of
'aspiration,' with s
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