late 1880s: School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Department of Decorative Design, Chicago, Illinois
2½ years study in Europe
Student of Luc-Olivier Merson, Paris, France
1895: Annual Exhibition, Palette Club, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
1897: Annual Exhibition of Works by Chicago Artists, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
1902-1903: Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; carved walnut bellows; mahogany book rack; copper mounting for a leather bag; copper lock with plates and hinge ornaments; an oak screen with copper panels; copper buckles, brooches, and cloak buttons set with opal, malachite, and amber
March 31-April 19, 1908: Twenty-First Annual Exhibition the Chicago Architectural Club, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; leather mats, chair with leather carving, cover of Bride’s Book
Lombard Historical Society, Lombard, Illinois
Trinity Episcopal Church, Wheaton, Illinois
West Chicago Public Library District, West Chicago, Illinois
Bennett, Frances Cheney. History of Music and Art in Illinois. Philadelphia, Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
Evon, Darcy L. Hand Wrought Arts & Crafts Metalwork and Jewelry: 1890-1940. Schiffer, 2014.
Karlin, Elyse Zorn, et. Maker & Muse: Women in Early Twentieth Century Art Jewelry. 2015.
“Miss Christina M. Reade, and Her Work,” in The Decorator and Furnisher, February 1897
Stone, Wilbur Macey, “Women Designers of Book-Plates,” New York: The Triptych, 1902.
1895-?: Palette Club, Chicago, Illinois
1917: Chicago Artists Guild
Artists’ Guild, Chicago, Illinois
art associations in Oak Park and Lombard, Illinois
Chicago Woman's Club
Illinois Equal Suffrage Association
1914: Municipal Art Artists’ League prize, Annual Exhibition of Applied Art and Original Designs for Decorations, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; lamps and fixtures [with George H. Trautman]
principal designer with the Krayle Company and Workshops, Marshall Field building, Chicago, Illinois; she was a founder of this company in 1899
Driehaus Museum blog, May 6, 2015 on the Lilac Festival Queen crown
Parents: Josiah Torrey and Christia Murray Reade; father from Chicago, mother a New York school teacher