Cynthia Pugh Littlejohn
Newcomb College Newcomb Ceramicist
(Napoleonville, LA, 1890 - 1959 (July 1), New Orleans, LA)
Cynthia Pugh Littlejohn was born in 1890 near Napoleonville, Louisiana. Cynthia Littlejohn graduated from Newcomb College in 1906 with a Diploma in Art. Her classmates included Sadie Irvine, Juanita Mauras, and Anna Frances Simpson. Littlejohn enrolled as a Graduate Art student in the 1906–08 sessions, joining the ranks of Art Craftsman from 1908 to 1910 and again in 1914–1920. She is notable in the field of pottery decoration and bookplates.
Littlejohn received a traveling scholarship for the year 1908-09 to study at Columbia University during the summer of 1910. In addition to pottery, Littlejohn created work in leather and leaded glass. Her pieces were included in the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco in 1915.