Charlotte Fuller <I>Fuller</I> Eastman

Charlotte Fuller Fuller Eastman

Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, USA
Death 1965 (aged 86–87)
Burial Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, USA
Plot Sect. 15
Memorial ID 137018120 · View Source
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Her formal art education began at The Norwich Art School where she studied from 1897-1899 upon graduation from the Norwich Free Academy. She attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts on scholarship from 1899-1901 where she received her diploma and was awarded the Thayer Prize in Design. From 1901-1903 the artist worked as a book illustrator for E.J.Quimby Co. As a student in Boston she met and married Guy Warner Eastman, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology student. He was hurrying home to tell Charlotte the wonderful news that he has an advancement when was killed by a train at Back Bay in Boston. She went to live with his parents in Chicago, attended the Chicago Art Institute, and was employed in book illustrarttion for the University Press, A.C. McClurg Co., and P.F. Vollard from 1907-1909. In 1909 she accepted an invitation from The Norwich Art School Director, Ozias Dodge, to work as a substitute design teacher. She took a three year leave of absence and returned in 1912 as Director of The Norwich Art School, a position she held until her retirement in 1943. Charlotte had a studio on a hillside property on Coit Lane in Norwichtown which was purchased in 1917. Charlotte studied with artist George Bridgeman at the Art Student's League in New York and at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. She studied with Hugh H. Breckengidge, Henry McCarter, and Violet Oakley. In 1926 Charlotte studied in Paris where she often exhibited her work under pseudonyms, namely "Marie Jeanegle" and "Mary Secaost" at Le Salon of the Society des Artistes Francais. The development of The Norwich Art School had always been continuous, but it was under her direction that the institution won national acclaim for excellence in the annual Scholastics contest for high school art, then held at the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh. Charlotte's active career as an artist continued throughout her productive life. "Many distinguished artists and art teachers owe their success to Mrs. Eastman's skill in teaching, her understanding of young people, and her zeal in standing for the highest ideals of creative endeavor."-Principal George E. Shattuck. Text by Mary-Anne Hall Curator of Education. The Slater Memorial Museum.
Charlotte Fuller Eastman Artist and Teacher (1878-1965)

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