Nellie Edith Sawyer (1856-1947)

 

Nellie Edith Sawyer (1856-1947)
Edith Sawyer ; Nellie E Sawyer ; N. E. Sawyer ; N.E. Sawyer ;
American historic realist miniature painter & still-life, landscape and portrait painter ; 
[Born June 20, 1856 in Coventry, CT – died March 2, 1947 in Columbia, CT]

 

FAD record control number: 52651 ;

Record level: Person ;

Record type: Artist ;

 

Nellie Edith Sawyer (1856-1947) biography:

Birth: June 20, 1856 in Coventry, CT ;
Death: March 2, 1947 in Columbia, CT ;
Sex: Female ;
Ethnicity: White ; 
Zodiac:
Gemini ;

Known for: Portrait miniatures ;
Medium: Oil ;
Technique: Painting ;
Subjects: People ; flowers ; landscapes ; forest ;

Areas: Coventry, CT (1856) ; New York, NY (ca.1884-1888) ; Brooklyn, NY (ca.1884-1888) ; Columbia, CT ; Boston, MA (1874-1877, 1889) ; Philadelphia, PA (1900, 1909) ; Fitchburg, MA (1907) ;
Region: North East ;
Lived: Coventry, CT ; New York, NY ; Columbia, CT ; “The Pastures”, Columbia Lake, Columbia, CT (summers, 1906-1947) ;
Father: George H [or C?] Sawyer (1826-ca.1905) ;
Mother: Cornelia (Clarke) Sawyer (1828-1903) ;
Relatives: George Sawyer Jr (1854-1925?), brother ; Grace C Sawyer (1860-1925), sister ;
Spouse: [none] ;
Children: [none] ;

Training: Adelphi College and Academy, Brooklyn, NY (1884-1888) under John Barnard Whittaker (1836-1926) ; ; Art Students’ League of New York, New York, NY ;
Instructors: John Barnard Whittaker (1836-1926) ;
Work: Painted American cartographer and mapmaker, Joseph Hutchins Colton (1800-1893) ; Adelphian Publishing Society, Brooklyn, NY, art editor (1884) ; Had a studio in New York, NY (1894) ; Worked for the Newport News, Newport, RI? (1900) ; There was a steam ship that sunk called the Nellie E. Sawyer ;

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Member: Pennsylvania Society of Miniature Painters, Philadelphia, PA, member ; Brooklyn Society of Miniature Painters, Brooklyn, NY, member & president ; British War Relief Society, New York, NY, member ; Columbia Congregational Church, Columbia, CT, member ; Brooklyn Art Association, Brooklyn, NY, member (ca.1877-ca.1891) ; Adelphian Publishing Society, Brooklyn, NY (1884) ; Women’s Club, Fitchburg, MA (1907) ; New Haven Paint & Clay Club, New Haven, CT ; Brooklyn Art Gallery (Museum), Brooklyn, NY ;
Exhibited with: Pennsylvania Society of Miniature Painters, Philadelphia, PA ; Brooklyn Society of Miniature Painters, Brooklyn, NY ; Brooklyn Art Association, Brooklyn, NY (April 1877, December 1877, December 1878, March 1891) ; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA (1925) ; Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL (1916) ;
Awards: Adelphi College and Academy, Brooklyn, NY, drawing, full-length figure from life, gold medal (1888) ;

Milestones: Family moves to New York, NY from CT, but returns summers to CT ;

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Digital-born document number:
FAD.2019.52651

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Record birth date:
June 1, 2019

Last updated: June 2, 2019 at 16:12 pm

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