Maude or Maud Kaufman Eggemeyer (Indiana/New York/North Carolina, 1877-1959) impressionistic oil on board landscape painting depicting a white wooden house with large brick chimney, partially obscured from view by a large garden and vining plants with pink flowers, rendered in an impasto technique. Signed "Maude Kaufman Eggemeyer" lower right. Ink inscriptions with artist's name, birth date, and location, en verso of board. The H. Lieber Company, Indianapolis, IN label, en verso of frame. Housed in a giltwood frame. Sight: 19 3/4" H x 15 3/4" W. Framed: 24 1/2" H x 20 1/2" W. Biography: "Eggemeyer was born in New Castle, Indiana to an artistic family. Her father, W.S. Kaufman, was a well-known architect in Indiana. In Richmond, he designed the Westcott Hotel, the 1908 YMCA building and the State Hospital. It was her father who first gave her art instruction; her first teacher was Dean of the Richmond Group, John E. Bundy. Eggemeyer also studied from the famed Hoosier Group painter, John Ottis Adams. Eggemeyer was a founding member of the Richmond Palette Club and a jury member of the Art Association of Richmond's annual exhibition. Her most active time was during the 1920's, in which she had several one-woman shows in Toledo, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, and New York. She actively painted in and around her home, Twin Oaks, located on New Paris Pike, northeast of Richmond. Madison, Indiana, and Michigan were also favorite painting grounds for her. It was in 1924 that Eggemeyer, John Bundy and George Baker were invited to exhibit their work at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. In 1926, she was selected as one of the seven vice presidents of the Hoosier Salon Patron's Association. She won two merit awards at the Hoosier Salon in 1925 and 1930. In 1925, she was the winner of the DePauw University Alumni Association of Chicago's award for best floral. She received three awards from the Hoosier Salon, Marshall Fields Gallery, Chicago including the Beaumont Parks prize in 1924, the Crilly prize in 1927 and the Salon Patrons Association prize in 1928. In 1931, her last exhibition at the Palette Club, Richmond, she exhibited 51 works. This would be the last time Eggemeyer would exhibit her work. Her husband, Elmer took his own life in 1931, leaving her to manage her affairs alone and perhaps ending her career as an artist. She moved in with her sister, Mrs. Parsons in Asheville, North Carolina, where she died in 1959." (adapted from the Richmond Art Museum, Richmond, Indiana).
The Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, Tennessee.
Overall very good condition. Frame with minor abrasions/rubbing to gilt.