Amanda Austin

Amanda Petronella Austin (1859 – 1917) was an American painter and sculptor.

A indigenous of Carrollton, Missouri, Austin studied from 1877 to 1879 at the University of Missouri, becoming a favored pupil of George Caleb Bingham, to whom she gave two of her paintings. In 1879 she moved to Sacramento, home of her great-uncle, Jefferson Wilcoxson; he was ill, and in reward for her care he provided allowance for her to continue her training, which she did in the studio of Norton Bush.

Her first ventilation came at the 1880 California State Fair, where her drawings won praise from the critic of The Sacramento Bee. The in the same way as year at the Fair, the showing of her Morning Glories brought her a bill of notoriety. In May 1882 she enrolled in the San Francisco School of Design; she continued to exhibit regularly in Sacramento at this point, and afterward at the San Francisco Art Association, where she expected a gold medal and an obedient mention. Later in 1885 she taught for a few months at the School of Design in Sacrament; on January 16, 1886, she opened her own studio in that town's Oddfellows building. Her painting class attracted many students.

In 1908 Austin went to Paris, where she kept a studio until 1912 and studied in the freshen of Jean Escoula and Emile Renard. Here she began to enactment at sculpture, and in 1909 a marble bust of Miss Quinn was trendy for doing at the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts. Its exhibition won her a place in the Union Internationale des Beaux-Artes et des Lettres. In 1912 she returned to Sacramento; Miss Quinn along with other works, was exhibited at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. With out of the ordinary sculpture it next traveled to exhibits at the Buffalo Fine Arts Academy and the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1916, with a commission in hand from the city of Sacramento, Austin returned another time to Paris to slay a monument, only to be told by her doctor to recompense as she was dying of cancer. En route, she died in New York City, three days previously turning fifty-eight. On her deathbed Austin married E. Lee Allen. She left all her property to him in her will, but her intimates contested it. The repercussion was that her works were divided happening and her legacy fell into obscurity.

Morning Glories, currently in the course of her works in the deposit of the Crocker Art Museum, was included in the inaugural exhibition of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, American Women Artists 1830–1930, in 1987.

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