Austa Densmore Sturdevant
Austa Densmore Sturdevant (1855-1936) was an American painter.
Sturdevant née Densmore was born in Blooming Valley, Pennsylvania in 1855. She married James Warner Sturdevant taking into account whom she had two children. She studied at Allegheny College where she earned both a bachelor's and Master of Arts degree. She went upon to examination at the Art Students League of New York and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 1895 she went to Paris for several years to continue her studies. In Paris she exhibited at the Paris Salon.
When Sturdevant returned to the United States she received the Cragsmoor Inn in Cragsmoor, New York which became portion of the art colony that flourished there. She died in 1936 in Kingston, New York.
Sturdevant's play a role is in the addition of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Her papers are in the Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution.