|Birth: ||Jun. 30, 1897|
|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-
Rain Tree Fountain,
Girl With Baby On Shoulder
Girl with a Squirrel
The Spirit of Electricity
Blessed Virgin and Christ Child
Birds on Eggsn
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)
Howard Van Doren Shaw (1869 - 1926)
Clay Judson (1892 - 1960)*
Plot: Section D
GPS (lat/lon): 41.95773, -87.66064
Created by: ditdit
Record added: Nov 08, 2009
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