Evelyn R. Schuff

1906, Fullerton, Nebraska – 1991, Grand Island, Nebraska

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Evelyn (Erie) R. Schuff was born March 7, 1906 in Fullerton, Nebraska. Her interest in art began at an early age and, in her eighth grade art class at the Wolcott School for Girls in Denver, Colorado, she learned about painting and sculpture. Later she studied at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and then went on to earn her degree in Library Science from Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts.

Schuff loved painting with watercolor and also enjoyed experimenting with bronze sculptural works. In her paintings, her favorite subjects included landscapes, still lifes, lakesides, and wildlife. She received several awards from the Association of Nebraska Art Clubs during her lifetime. She served on the board of directors for seven years of the Autumn Art Workshop at the 4-H camp in Halsey National Forest in Halsey, Nebraska. Along with these accomplishments, the artist raised three children with her husband Henry Schuff. She died on August 9, 1991 in Grand Island, Nebraska.

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Evelyn R. Schuff, Third City Livestock, watercolor, 1981