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Euphrosyne ("Effie") Stillman
Date: British sculptor and medalist, 1872–1911
Biography: Sculptor and medalist. Daughter of pre-Raphaelite painter Marie Spartali Stillman. Euphrosyne (called Effie) Stillman grew up frequenting the studios and homes of her mother’s artistic circle including Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Edward Burne-Jones, and William Morris. Her early artistic training was received from Charles Fairfax Murray, painter and dealer in Renaissance paintings. She studied in Rome from 1889-1893 under the French sculptor Charles Desvergnes, a Prix de Rome winner. In 1892 she first exhibited at the New Gallery, continuing to do so regularly until 1907. Around 1895 she was commissioned to create a public memorial to the US statesman and Ambassador to Britain. The statue still stands today on Kentmere Parkway just in front of the Delaware Art Museum. In 1905 she married William G.B. Ritchie, a civil servant and barrister. They had two children. After the birth of her first child in 1907, she stopped exhibiting. She died in 1911, from heart failure brought on by tuberculosis.