Sylvia Shaw Judson

Maiden Name: 
Shaw
Variant Names: 
Sylvia Shaw Haskins
Sylvia Shaw Judson Haskins
Spouse: 
Clay Judson
Children: 
2
Birth Date: 
06/30/1897
Birth Place: 
Chicago, Cook County
Death Date: 
1978
Residences/Studios: 
Ragdale, Green Bay Road, Lake Forest, IL
305 Fullerton Parkway, Chicago
Visited: 
Paris
Cairo, Egypt
Active In: 
Lake Forest, IL
Chicago, IL
Medium: 
Sculpture
Subject: 
Animals
Child Figure/Portrait
Figure
Exhibitions: 
Annual Exhibition of Works by Chicago and Vicinity Artists, AIC, 1919-20, 27, 30, 34, 40, 41, 44, 45, 46
A Century of Progress Exhibition of Paintings & Sculpture, AIC, 1933, 34
Solo, Sculpture by Sylvia Shaw Judson, AIC, 1938
Solo, Arden Gallery, NYC, 1940
Solo, Illinois State Museum, Springfield (IL), 1948
International Sculpture Show, Philadelphia (PA) Museum of Art, 1949
National Academy of Design, 1949
Solo, Chicago Public Library, 1955
Solo, Sculpture Center, NYC, 1957
Museum of Modern Art, NYC
Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC
Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC
New York World's Fair, NYC
Awards: 
Honorable Mention, Arts Club of Chicago, 1926
Logan Medal, Chicago and Vicinity Artists, AIC, 1929
Municipal Art League Honorable Mention, Annual Exhibition of Works by Chicago and Vicinity Artists, AIC, 1945
Purchase Prize, International Sculpture Show, Philadelphia (PA) Museum, 1949
Milbrook Garden Club Medal, 1957
Memberships: 
The Friday Club, Lake Forest, IL
Scribblers, Lake Forest, IL
Chicago Public School Art Society, president 1947-50
Woman's Board of the AIC, vice president 1953-54
Lake Forest Friends Meeting, cleark 1956-57
Humanities Visiting Committee, University of Chicago, 1962-74
National Sculpture Society, NYC
National Academy of Design, NYC
Cosmopolitan Club, NYC
Chicago Arts Club
National Academy of Interior Decorators
Collections: 
Chicago Botanical Garden
The White House Rose Garden, Washington DC
Training: 
SAIC
Academie de la Grande Chaumiere, Paris 1920
Other Occupations: 
Author of "The Quiet Eye: A Way of Looking at Pictures" and "For Gardens and Other Places, The Sculpture of Sylvia Shaw Judson"
Sculpture Instructor, American University in Cairo, 1963
Biography: 
To read the "True Story of the Bird Girl" written by Sylvia Shaw Judson's daughter Alice Ryerson Hayes, please visit the Cliff Dwellers Club website. To learn more about the Shaw family and Ragdale, please visit the Ragdale Foundation website.