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Eva Watson-Schütze was born in New Jersey in 1867 and enrolled at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia in 1883, where she studied under the painter and photographer Thomas Eakins (1844-1916). Watson-Schütze began photographing in the 1890s and between 1894 and 1896 shared a studio with Amelia Van Buren (c. 1856-1942) before opening her own. After exhibiting at the Philadelphia Photographic Salon in 1898 and becoming a member of the Photographic Society of Philadelphia the year after, Watson-Schütze met Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946), with whom she founded the Photo-Secession.

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