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HVVACC Exhibits

Linking Collections, Building Connections

Photographer Eva Watson-Schütze (1867-1935) created some of the earliest work housed in the collections of HVVACC’s three Woodstock institutions, while the Dorsky owns nearly 100 of her photographs. Watson-Schütze began her career as a painter, studying with eminent Philadelphia artist Thomas Eakins. She went on to be a photographer associated with Pictorialism, which emphasized the painterly and aesthetic qualities of photography over what some believed to be its purely documentary function. Watson-Schütze exhibited at the famous gallery 291 founded by Alfred Stieglitz--photographer, impresario, and promoter of European and American modernism.