Eva Watson-Schütze

Eva Watson Schutze

Portrait of a Boy, c. 1905, toned platinum/palladium print, 8 x 6″ (corner trimmed)

Eva Watson-Schütze (1867–1935) enrolled at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia at the age of sixteen, and before the age of thirty-five, established her own portrait studios in Philadelphia and later in Chicago. She was a member of the prestigious Philadelphia Salon and of the London-based Brotherhood of the Linked Ring photographic society. Together with Alfred Stieglitz, Watson-Schütze was a founding member of the Photo-Secession movement in 1902 which championed photography as a fine art and promoted a pictorialist style.