Eveline Adelheid von Maydell

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Maydell before the opening of her exhibit at the Corcoran.

Eveline Adelheid von Maydell (née Frank; 19 May 1890 in Tehran – 24 December 1962 in Sintra) was a German silhouette artist. Born in Iran, She studied drawing in Pärnu, Estonia, in Riga, Latvia and in St. Petersburg, Russia. She moved to the United States in 1922.[1]

Adelheid and several of her works on display at the Corcoran in 1925

Several of her artworks were exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in the 1920s,[2][3] and again in the 1940s.[4]

She is described as being ambidextrous in a Milwaukee newspaper article from 1942: "She sketches and designs with her left hand and with her right snips with minute scissors the silhouettes..." [5]

She died in Portugal on December 24, 1962.


Patent document for the chair.

She was awarded a US Patent for "an ornamental design for a chair" on July 3, 1930.[6]


  1. ^ "Maydell, Eveline v., 1890-1962, From Library of Congress Name Authority File". Library of Congress. 1997-11-05. Retrieved 2013-11-10. 
  2. ^ "Baroness Eveline Maydell at Corcoran Art Gallery, 4/2/25". Library of Congress. Retrieved 2013-11-10. 
  3. ^ "Archives, 1940s". Corcoran Gallery. Retrieved 2013-11-10. 
  4. ^ "Archives, 1940s". Corcoran Gallery. Retrieved 2013-11-10. 
  5. ^ "Silhouette Exhibit at Art Institute". Milwaukee Sentinel. February 27, 1942. Retrieved 2013-11-10. 
  6. ^ "Design foe US D82224 S". Google Patent Search. 1930. Retrieved 2013-11-10. 
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