biography of Lily SHUFF (1906-?)

Birth place: NYC

Addresses: NYC

Profession: Painter, engraver

Studied: Hunter College (B.A.); Columbia Univ.; Brooklyn Acad. Fine Art; ASL, with Morris Kantor; also with Adja Junkers & Jerry Farnsworth; J. Corbino.

Exhibited: NAD; Riverside Mus.; NAC; Argent Gal.; S. Indp. A.; Hofstra College FA Gal.; traveling exhibits, Phila., Kansas City, San Francisco, Los Angeles; Ten Years of American Prints 1947-56, Brooklyn Mus., NY, 1956; Munic. Mus. Art, Uneo Park, Tokyo, Japan, 1960; Mus. Nac. Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1963; Royal Scottish Acad., Edinburgh, Scotland, 1963; Int. Cultural Center, New Delhi, India, 1966; East Side Gallery, NYC, 1970s. Awards: gold medal of honor of watercolor, NJ Mus., 1956 & 1962; Windsor & Newton Prize for oil, Am. Soc. Contemporary Artists, 1966, 1968 & 1970; Elizabeth Rungius Fulda Prize for oil, NAWA, 1969 & 1970.

Member: NAWA (chmn. member jury, 1956-58 & 1964-66; board directors, 1958-67); Art Lg. Am.; Brooklyn SA; Nat. Soc. Painters Casein (recording secretary, 1957-64); New York Soc. Women Artists (board governors, 1956-71); Audubon Artists (graphics director, 1970-72); NJ Painters & Sculptors (admission jury, 1971).

Work: MMA; LOC; Yale Univ. Art Gallery, New Haven, CT; Butler IA; Bezalel Nat. Mus., Jerusalem, Israel; plus 32 other museum collections.

Comments: Preferred media: oils, watercolors. Publications: contributor, "Art Collector's Almanac," 1965; contributor, "Prize Winning Paintings," 1967; contributor, "Today's Art," 1970; contributor, "How to Paint a Prize Winner," 1970. Art interests: slides of paintings circulated in universities & colleges in USA by Gas Mus. Fine Art, Athens.

Sources: WW73; article, Think (1959); Alfred Khouri Collection (Norfolk Mus., 1963); WW47.