Georgia Timken Fry

Georgia Timken Fry (February 3, 1864 – September 8, 1921) was an American painter and heiress. Her work focused on landscapes, particularly depictions of sheep.

Georgia Timken Fry
Portrait Of Mrs. Georgia Timken Fry.jpg
portrait by Helen Watson Phelps
BornFebruary 3, 1864 Edit this on Wikidata
St. Louis Edit this on Wikidata
DiedSeptember 8, 1921 Edit this on Wikidata (aged 57)
Beijing Edit this on Wikidata
OccupationPainter Edit this on Wikidata
Spouse(s)John Hemming Fry Edit this on Wikidata

She was born Georgianna Timken on February 3, 1864 in St. Louis, Missouri, one of nine children of Henry Timken, founder of the Timken Roller Bearing Company, and Fredericka Heinzelman.[1][2]

She attended Lindenwood College in St. Charles, Missouri and the St. Louis School of Fine Arts. She married one of her instructors at the latter school, the painter John Hemming Fry, in 1891. The couple moved to Paris, where she studied under a number of artists, including Harry Thompson, Aime Morot, Jean-Charles Cazin, and August Friedrich Schenck. [2][3]

In 1916, the Frys, along with painter Lawton S. Parker, founded Rodin Studios, a cooperative apartment building intended to provide housing and studio space for artists. The building, designed by Cass Gilbert, opened the next year, with the Frys occupying a large apartment on the top floor.[4]

While on a trip to Beijing with a friend, Georgia Timken Fry died of the bubonic plague on 8 September 1921.[2]


  1. ^ "Fry, Georgia", Benezit Dictionary of Artists, Oxford University Press, 2011-10-31, doi:10.1093/benz/9780199773787.article.b00068868, retrieved 2022-09-18
  2. ^ a b c "Georgia Timken Fry". National Gallery of Art. Retrieved 2022-09-18.
  3. ^ The Biographical cyclopaedia of American women. Internet Archive. New York : The Halvord Publishing Company, Inc. 1924. pp. 153–57.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: others (link)
  4. ^ Gray, Christopher (2006-05-14). "Living Spaces Tailor-Made for Artists". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Archived from the original on November 20, 2020. Retrieved 2020-11-12.