Buehrmann, Elizabeth (1886–1954)

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Buehrmann, Elizabeth (1886–1954)

American photographer. Born in 1886; died in 1954.

Elizabeth Buehrmann's career spanned the first half of the 19th century. In 1904, when she was elected an associate of Photo-Secession, a group intent on transforming photography into fine art, her business card noted her specialty was home portraiture. In 1908, her work was shown in the Art Crafts Exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago; of her 61 photographs all but 15 were portraits. In 1910 and 1911, her work appeared at annual exhibitions of the works of the Art Students' League of Chicago at the Art Institute of Chicago. Buehrmann was also a member of the Photo-Club of Paris, through which she exhibited at each of the International Salons of Photography in 1910, 1912, and 1913. Her photographs appeared in Vogue and Vanity Fair, and her later career included advertising copy for some well-known products, including Corona typewriters, Packard automobiles, and Yuban coffee. Buehrmann retired to Miami, Florida, in the 1950s. Before her death in 1954, she contributed to an exhibition of ceramics at the Lowe Gallery, University of Miami.

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