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U. S. Women Painters:

1893 Chicago World's Fair and Exposition


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This Page:
Fanny Tewksbury
Frances H. Throop
Matilda Vanderpoel
Rebecca Van Trump
Caroline D. Wade
Adelaide E. Wadsworth
Ida Waugh
Cecilia E. Wentworth
Annie Davenport Whelpley
Sarah W. Whitman
Adeline Albright Wigand
Adele Fay Williams



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Fanny B. (Wallace) Tewksbury (1852 - 1934)


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Orchard --representative work.


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Yacht Sagamore--
representative work.


A New England Homestead (image unavailable)--
exhibited in Fine Arts Palace, 1893 Exposition.



Fanny Tewkesbury was born in Boston and was known for her watercolor landscapes, marinescapes, and florals.  She was active as an art teacher in Massachusetts but seems to have also lived in Venice, Italy.  No other information is available online.




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Frances Eliza Hunt Throop (Ordway) (1860 - 1933)


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Spring Carnations 1893--
exhibited in Fine Arts
Palace, 1893 Exhibition.


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Figure with cherries and Flowers
1891--representative work.


Portrait of a Lady (image unavailable)--
exhibited in Fine Arts Palace, 1893 Exposition.



Frances H. Throop was a New York artist who studied at the Art Students League and in Paris. She married attorney Samuel H. Ordway in 1894.  No more information is available online.




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Matilda Vanderpoel (1862 - 1950)


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Young Artist--representative work.


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Abandoned Mineshaft (1925)--exhibited in
the Illinois Building, 1893 Exposition.


Glimpse of Geneva Lake (image unavailable)--
exhibited in the Illinois Building, 1893 Exposition.



Matilda Vanderpoel was born in Holland and emigrated in 1869 with her family to the U.S.  Raised in Colorado and Illinois, she studied art at the Chicago Art Institute where her artist brother, John Vanderpoel,  was Director. He also exhibited at the 1893 Exposition. Matilda taught at the Institute for a number of years, but at age 37, discovered Colorado where she began spending her summers and then teaching for the next twenty years. Her paintings from those years are panaramic views of western scenery.




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Rebecca (Newbold) Van Trump (1839 - 1935)


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Miniature [sitter unknown]--
representative work.


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Miniature [sitter unknown]--
exhibited in Women's Building,
1893 World's Exposition.



Rebecca Van Trump was born in Pennsylvania where she first studied art at the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Art.  In Paris, she studied at the Académie Julian and with T. Robert-Fleury, Boulanger, and others.  Her specialties were portraits and ivory miniatures.  Evidently she lived and was professionally active in France for several decades, but also had a studio in Philadelphia.



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Caroline Dupee Wade (1857 - 1947)


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Landscape--representative work.


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Ethel--exhibited in Illinois
Building, 1893 Exposition.


Portrait of a Lady (image unavailable)--
exhibited in Fine Art Palace, 1893 Exposition.


Landscape; A Little Maid; Hollyhocks; Yellow Roses;
Yellow Hollyhocks; Portland on a Bright Day; Memory Sketch;
Watercolor Head; Across the Bay (images unavailable)--
exhibited in the Illinois Building, 1893 Exposition.


Caroline D. Wade was born in Chicago to Charles and Martha (Dupee) Wade and resided there for most of her life. She was trained at the Art Institute of Chicago by Henry F. Spread and Lawrence Earle and at the Academie Colarossi in Paris by Gustave Courtois and Jean-Andre Rixens.  She taught for many years at the Art Institute while maintaining an art studio in Chicago and painting summers in Maine.




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Adelaide Elizabeth Wadsworth (1844 - 1928)


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Ipswich Marshes--
representative work.

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Marine Scene--representative work.



Fishing Boats at Anchor, Venice (images unavailable)--
exhibited at Fine Arts Palace, 1893 Exposition.


Sunset Effect, Plum Island (image unavailable)--
exhibited in Women's Building, 1893 Exposition.


A Bostonian and Mayflower descendent, Adelaide E. Wadsworth was born to civil engineer and one-time state representative Alexander Wadsworth and Mary E. Hubbard Fairfield. She studied art with Hunt, Duveneck, Twachtman, and Charles Woodbury. No other information is available online.



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Ida Waugh (1819 - 1919)


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Self-portrait--representative work.


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Young Mother--representative work.

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Playtime (1890)--representative work.



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Prize Babies--representative work.


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Bouquet of Tulips--representative work.



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Pierrot--exhibited in Rotunda,
Women's Building,
1893 Exposition.


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Hagar and Ishmael--1889 -- exhibited in
the Fine Arts Palace, 1893 Exposition.


Two Babies, and All in Four Seconds
(images unavailable)--exhibited in the Rotunda,
Women's Building, 1893 Exposition.



Ida Waugh was born in Philadelphia and trained at home by her painter-father Samuel B. Waugh (her mother may have also been a painter), at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and at the Académie Julian in Paris. Her illustrated children's books were produced with her lifelong companion Amy Blanchard who owned a neighboring summer cottage in Maine.  Waugh's half-brother was the well-known marine painter Frederick Judd Waugh.



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Cecile (E. Smith) de Wentworth (1853 - 1933)


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The White Lily--representative work.



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Portrait of Mademoiselle H.
1913--representative work.

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Seated Lady in White Dress
with Hat and Umbrella
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representative work.



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Devotion to St. Anthony of
Padua
--representative work.

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Prayer c. 1891--exhibited in
the Women's Building,
1893 Exposition.



Born into a prominent New York family, expatriate artist Cecile de Wentworth was educated in convent schools and trained in Paris at the Beaux-art Académie with Alexandre Cabanel and Édouard Detaille. She exhibited in the Paris Salon for the next 30 years. Her portrait of Pope Leo XIII hangs in Vatican City; the Pope decorated her with the title of Grand Commander of the Order of the Holy Sepulcher and conferred on her the papal title of Marchesa. She also won the Chevalier de la Legion, one of France's highest honors. After her marriage to Josiah W. Wentworth, she was known by the name Mme C. E. Wentworth.




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Annie (Vincent Davenport) Renouf Whelpley (1852 - c. 1928)


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Weaving Women 1893--representative work.



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Portrait of Mlle. Hausen c. 1892--exhibited
 in Women's Building, 1893 World's Exposition.



Annie Davenport Whelpley was born in Boston and trained  at the National Academy of Design and in Munich.  She was married to Edward A. Renouf and exhibited under the name "A. Renouf Whelpley.  No other information is available online.




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Sarah (de St. Prix) Wyman Whitman (1842 - 1904)




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Evelyn (1896)--representative work

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Song (1883)--representative work.


Niagara (1892)--exhibited in
Fine Arts Palace, 1893 Exposition.



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Portrait of Robert Codman
1883--representative work.

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Portrait of Oliver Wendell
Holmes
1892--
[Moody Medical Library,  University of
Texas Medical Branch, Galveston]

exhibited in Fine Arts Palace,
1893 Exposition.


Sarah Wyman Whitman was born in Massachusetts, but raised by wealthy Wyman relatives in Maryland.  She trained in Boston and Paris and became well-known as a painter, illustrator, and designer of stained glass, as well as a collector, philanthropist, and supporter of the arts in the Boston area.  Her Houghton Mifflin cover designs for Sarah Orne Jewett books and others inaugurated in the early 1880s what has been called "the golden age of American artist-designed bindings."  She is the author of Robert Browning in his Relation to the Art of Painting. Sarah Orne Jewett edited the Letters of Sarah Wyman Whitman in 1907.  She was married to the successful wool merchant Henry Whitman.



Dedication of Jewett's book 1890 Strangers and Wayfarers

Stained Glass Windows 1--scroll down to Whitman's window;

Stained Glass Windows 2--scroll down to Whitman's window.




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Adeline Albright Wigand (1855 - 1944)



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Polly c. 1915
--representative work.

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Woman Reading a Letter--
representative work.


Still Life with Zinneas--representative work.



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Portrait of Mrs. J. Albright
[Portrait of My Mother] 1890--
[from the collection of the
Staten Island Museum]

exhibited in Fine Arts Palace,
1893 Exposition.


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Portrait of Otto Wigand--
representative work.


Adeline Albright Wigand was raised in Iowa and studied art in New York at Cooper Union and the Arts Students League under William Merritt Chase and in Paris at the Académie Julian under Tony Robert-Fleury and William Bouguereau.  After marrying artist Otto Wigand (who also exhibited at the 1893 Exposition), she maintained a figure painting and portrait studio in New Jersey, moving later to New York.




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(Virginia) Adele Fay (Williams) (1859-1937)



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Provincetown--representative work.

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Fire Brick Kilns--representative work.


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Beehives--exhibited in the
Illinois Building, 1893 Exposition..



Wall Frieze--displayed in the Reception
Room, Illinois Building, 1893 Exposition.



Supper-Time, An Alley-Way, and O'er True Tale
(images unavailable)--exhibited in
the Illinois Building, 1893 Exposition.



Adele Fay Williams was born in Joliet, Illinois and educated at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, and the Art Students League in New York where she studied under William M. Chase.  In Paris, she studied at the Académie Colarossi and Lasar Studio, as well as with Camille Pissaro.  Throughout her career she was both staff artist and art critic for a number of American newspapers such as the New York World and the Pittsburgh Spectator.  She is particularly known for her drawings of the  buildings and streets of Joliet, Illinois.  Williams was her married name.




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Partial Listing of Sources


Jeanne Madeline Weimann, The Fair Women, Chicago 1981.


F. Graeme Chalmers, Women in the Nineteenth Century Art World, Westport 1988.


Paul V. Galvin, World's Columbian Exposition of 1893, Library Digital History Collection, Illinois Institute of Technology.



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