Alice Standish Buell
February 04 1892 - March 18 1960
Photograph of Alice Standish Buell, 1905, unknown photographer. Courtesy of Oberlin College Archives, Oberlin, OH, USA
Place of Birth:
AL-iss STAN-dihsh (b-yool)
Drawings and prints, Painting
Etcher, Painter, Printmaker
Alice Standish Buell was a well-known printmaker and painter during her lifetime. Born February 4, 1892 in Oak Park, Illinois, she attended Oberlin College in Ohio before moving to New York, where she studied her craft under Martin Lewis at The Art Students League.
As a professional artist, Buell kept studios in Woodstock, Vermont and Sanibel, Florida. Often the fields, barns, or bridges of these locations were the subjects her work. Widely exhibited, her etchings appeared at the New York World Fair in 1939, the Chicago Century of Progress exposition in 1933 and 1934, and The Art Institute of Chicago. She was also recognized for her work by such institutions as the Philadelphia Printmakers Club, the Pen and Brush Club, and the National Association of Women Artists, which awarded her first place for graphic arts in 1947. Throughout her life, Buell was actively involved in arts administration: she served as Secretary of the Pen and Brush Club and was twice elected Vice President of The Art Students League of New York.
Buell died March 18, 1960 at age sixty-eight. Today, her prints can be found in collections at the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, The Art Students League of New York, and The Library of Congress.
The Art Students League of New York, New York, NY, USA (1923-1928)
Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH, USA (1910-1915)
student of Martin Lewis
student of George Bridgman
student of Gustav William Von Schlegell
student of Edmund Franklin Ward
Secretary, Pen and Brush Club, New York, NY, USA (1956-1958)
First Prize in Graphic Arts, National Association of Women Artists, New York, NY, USA (1947)
Women's Vice President, The Art Students League of New York, New York, NY, USA (1944-1946, 1939-1942)