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Sylvia Shaw Haskins
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Birth: Jun. 30, 1897
Lake Forest
Lake County
Illinois, USA
Death: Aug., 1978

The daughter of Chicago architect Howard Van Doren Shaw. In 1917, she married Clay Judson and later married Sidney Haskins of Philadelphia.

As an adult, she joined the Religious Society of Friends and became an active participant in the church.

Her schooling included the Westover School in Connecticut. The Art Institute of Chicago under Anna Hyatt Huntingdon and Albin Polasek and then on to Paris in 1920 to the Académie de la Grande Chaumière under the direction of Antoine Bourdelle. She was influenced by Chinese sculpture and the work of French sculptor Aristide Maillol.

She won the Logan Prize in 1929 for her sculpture Little Gardener. She authored The Quiet Eye: A Way of Looking at Pictures and For Gardens and Other Places, The Sculpture of Sylvia Shaw Judson and taught sculpture at the American University in Cairo in 1963. As an adult, she joined the Religious Society of Friends and became an active participant in the church. She later married Sidney Haskins, later of Philadelphia.

Judson had work exhibited at Brookgreen Gardens, South Carolina; the White House, Washington, D.C.; the Whitney Museum of American Art; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the Art Institute of Chicago; and the National Academy of Design, New York City. In 1926, she was awarded an honorable mention at the Chicago Art Club.

she wrote The Quiet Eye: A Way of Looking at Pictures.

and some of her art works were titled-
Bird Girl
Mary Dyer
Rain Tree Fountain,
Girl With Baby On Shoulder
Girl with a Squirrel
Apple Tree
The Spirit of Electricity
Blessed Virgin and Christ Child
The Ballerina
Birds on Eggsn
Naughty Faun

Her father is Howard Van Doren Shaw also buried at Graceland (memorial # 10746).
additional information courtesy of lunamelt (#47468727)


Theodore Andrews Shaw

Sarah Van Doren Shaw


Sylvia Shaw Haskins was the one who carved the statute of the Blessed Virgin and Christ Child located in the Wolf Road entrance of Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside.

additional information courtesy of Sonia Sanchez (#47848895)

Family links: 
  Howard Van Doren Shaw (1869 - 1926)
Graceland Cemetery
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Created by: ditdit
Record added: Nov 08, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44073153
Sylvia <i>Shaw</i> Haskins
Added by: Sonia Sanchez
Sylvia <i>Shaw</i> Haskins
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Your Bird Girl was beautiful
- P. David Eastburn
 Added: Feb. 25, 2014

- Sonia Sanchez
 Added: Jan. 15, 2013

- Sonia Sanchez
 Added: Dec. 3, 2012
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