It has been a bit silent recently in my Blog. The reason: the book on German Women Printmakers is finally in the phase of a proof edition. It is awaiting last and final decisions while this question of "in or out" happened recently. The book is a collection of some 500 entries (245 pages): short biographies of German printmaking women artists and their world: family, teachers, galleries, critics, printing houses, exhibitions etc....
"Collecting art without knowing anything about the artist is like collecting stamps without a catalogue".
German by family name and by heritage American printmaker Margaret Schauffler strictly does not "belong" in an index treating German Women Printmakers. But since I decided, as the sole author and editor responsible, to include American printmaker Helen Hyde because after all she'd studied with Emil Orlik, I decided to take Margaret "aboard" and include her fascinating short biography composed after I di some research in her history. I found two paintings and one print titled "Garden Gate" by her. The print is currently for sale at Paramour Fine Arts Gallery in Franklin (Mich.) USA.
Schauffler, Margaret Reynolds
(Cleveland Ohio USA 04-06-1896 - 1994)
American painter and printmaker.
Margaret was the daughter of missionary Dr. Henry Albert Schauffler (1837-1905) and his second wife Clara Hobart (1856-1942). She graduated from Oberlin High School in 1914 and received the A.B. degree in music, with Phi Beta Kappa honors, from Oberlin College in 1918. She graduated from the Cleveland School of Art in 1922 and received an M.A. in Art from Western Reserve University in 1931. From 1923 to 1961 she taught studio art and Asian art at Oberlin College, retiring as associate professor of art.
After retiring, she taught art at Ashland College for eight years and continued giving private lessons in painting, jewelry-making and calligraphy until 1983. Many of her paintings were exhibited in Ohio galleries. A woodblock print titled “Garden Gate” in yellow, greens and blue is known (Paramour Fine prints) known showing a house and gardens.
|Margarets grandfather William Gottlieb Schauffler|
|"Sultan Ahmed Mosque" in Istanbul by unknown Fritz .......... (private coll) .|
In 1886 her father Henry Schauffler and Clara Hobart founded Schauffler College in Cleveland which started as a mission to Bohemian immigrants and women interested in religious education and social work. After his first wife Clara Eastham Grey (1842-1883) who bore him 9 children, had died in 1883 Henry Schauffler in 1892 remarried the schools first teacher Clara Hobart. With her he got another three childern. In 1954, Schauffler College became the Schauffler Division of Religious and Social Work at the Oberlin Graduate School of Theology. It transferred to Defiance College in 1967.
All pictures borrowed freely from the Internet for friendly, educational and non commercial use only.