Maude Kaufman Eggemeyer [1877-1959]

A plein-air painter of landscapes and florals, Maude K. Eggemeyer was an important part of the regional art movement in Richmond, Indiana. This was a colony of artists who studied art techniques and art history together and held annual exhibitions. In 1910, she received the Richmond Prize for the best work in the show.

Eggemeyer was born in New Castle, Indiana and studied architectural drawing with her father at Earlham College, a Quaker liberal arts and sciences college in Richmond, Indiana. She also studied at the Cincinnati Art Academy in Ohio and with landscape painter John Elwood Bundy in Richmond. Other teachers included Gifford Beal and Wayman Adams.

Maude Eggemeyer exhibited primarily in the Midwest and won prizes in 1924, 1927, and 1928 at the Hoosier Salon. In 1926 she was selected as one of seven vice presidents of the Hoosier Salon Patrons Association, organized in Chicago, in which she was instrumental in forming. Her oil painting, “Blooming Redbud”, is in the collection of the Richmond Art Museum in Indiana.