Edithe Cassaday

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  • Edithe
  • Jane
  • Cassaday
  • n/a
  • n/a
  • August 22, 1906
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • September 2, 1977
  • Cook County, Illinois
  • with one of her sisters in Chicago, Illinois
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • her bedroom
  • St. Xavier’s Academy
    Chicago Academy of Fine Art (student of Frederic M Grant)
    1928, 1931: School of Guy Wiggins, Lyme, Connecticut
    BAE, MFA: Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
    Student of Ruth Van Sickle Ford
  • 1929: Union League Club, Chicago, Illinois

    1933: All-Illinois Society of Fine Art

    January 29-March 1, 1931: Thirty-Fifth Annual Exhibition by Artists of Chicago and Vicinity, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; December

    January 28-March 20, 1932: Thirty-Sixth Annual Exhibition by Artists of Chicago and Vicinity, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; Monday; Reflections; White Roses

    1932: South Side Art Association exhibition, Hotel Sherman, Chicago, Illinois; nude

    January 12-March 5, 1933: Thirty-Seventh Annual Exhibition by Artists of Chicago and Vicinity, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; Forty-Ninth Street Beach

    June 1-November 1, 1934: A Century of Progress Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; Monday, 1931, oil on canvas; 28 x 22”

    January 31-March 10, 1935: Thirty-Ninth Annual Exhibition by Artists of Chicago and Vicinity, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; The Diner

    January 30-March 1, 1936: Fortieth Annual Exhibition by Artists of Chicago and Vicinity, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; An Arrangement

    ?-May 6, 1937: Arts Club of Chicago,

    February 4-March 7, 1937: Forty-First Fortieth Annual Exhibition by Artists of Chicago and Vicinity, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; In Quest of Beauty

    March 11-April 1, Forty-Fifth Annual Exhibition by Artists of Chicago and Vicinity, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; After the Show

    March 11-April 25, 1943: Forty-Seventh Annual Exhibition by Artists of Chicago and Vicinity, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; Commuters

    January 27-March 5, 1944: Forty-Eighth Annual Exhibition by Artists of Chicago and Vicinity, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; November Morning

    February 9-March 20, 1949: Fifty-third Annual Exhibition by Artists of Chicago and Vicinity, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

    May 31-July 13, 1952: 56th Annual Exhibition of Artists of Chicago and Vicinity, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; Death Comes for the Marionette, oil

    Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C.

    National Academy of Design, New York, New York

    North Shore Art Association, Gloucester, Massachusetts

    The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

    National Academy of Design, New York, New York
  • Jacobson, J.Z., Art of Today-Chicago, L.M. Stein, 1932 C.J. Bulliet, “Artists of Chicago, Past and Present, No. 102 Edithe Jane Cassaday” Chicago Daily News, September 2, 1939 (41) Jewett, Eleanor  
  • Art Institute of Chicago Alumni, Chicago, Illinois

    Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

    Association of Painters and Sculptors

    1958-?: Chicago Society of Artists, Chicago, Illinois

    Illinois Art Education Association

    National Art Education Association

    The South Side Art Association of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1929: Union League Club Prize, Chicago, Illinois

    1937: bronze medal, All Illinois Society of Fine Arts

    1944, 1945: first prize, South Side Art Association of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

    1947: Flora M. Witkowsky Prize

    1947: Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Joseoff Prize

    1948, 1949, 1950: Chicago Critics Exhibition Prize

    1952: Magnificent Mile Art Festival Prize

    1948, 1949, 1950: Chicago Critics Exhibition Prize

    1952: Magnificent Mile Art Festival Prize
  • taught in Chicago Public Schools

    taught anatomy, Academy of Fine Arts, Chicago, Illinois

    taught Art Institute of Chicago for 16 years

    wrote “Natural History Exhibits Inspire Art Students’ Creative Efforts” in Chicago Natural History Museum Bulletin, May 1956
  • parents: Harry J. Cassady (Philadelphia, PA 1859-1928) and Margaret Isabella Fitzpatrick (Boston, MA 1867-1928); married October 4, 1893 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was president of a hardware manufacturing company; in retirement from 1914 devoted his time to Catholic charities; founded Chaplains Aid (equipping and financing young priests going to war); she did china painting.

    Siblings: Dorothy Cassady (1896-1978; married Eugene V. Zahringer, 1895-1972)

    Ethel Cassady (1901-1969; married Frank C. Ryan, 1896-?; married September 3, 1919)

    Started classes at Chicago Academy of Fine Arts to become a commercial artist; decided after returning from an absence due to illness to pursue a fine arts career