International Connections

John Burgess letter from Max E. Giese

Max Giese, a naturalistic painter who was founding member of The Munich Club of Watercolorists communicated with the Burgesses in German (see letter) Professor Burgess. When visiting Munich Ruth received painting lessons from Mr. Giese. His wife Martha, also an artist, established the Women’s Art Society of Munich.

Ruth Burgess letter from Mary Cassatt

  Mary Cassatt,  an American born artist, lived much of her adult life in Paris. Her letter to Ruth discusses the opportunities for independent artists in France.

 International contacts included Max and Martha Giese and American artist Mary Cassatt. Click on the top letter to view its English translation when you scroll down to Text.