Harriet Cantrall

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  • Harriet
  • Hattie Cantrall
  • Cantrall
  • n/a
  • n/a
  • March 5, 1875
  • Cantrall, Illinois
  • September 20, 1962
  • Springfield, Illinois
  • family moved to Springfield about 1881

    1906: 545 S. State St., Nebraska

    circa 1921: 853 Grand Blvd, Springfield, Illinois
  • Springfield, Illinois
  • Painter-Oil, Sculptor
  • Bachelor of Arts, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York (two years)
    Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois: student of Arthur W. Dow, Charles H Woodbury, H.R. Poore,  and Fursman
    Carmel Summer School of Art, Carmel, California: student of Townsend
    student of Henry Varnum Poore, Van Laer, and Herbert Adams
    Master of Fine Arts: correspondence course with the University of Oregon over 3 or 4 summers
  • Alaska


  • Array
  • 1909: State Fair, Springfield, Illinois; 3 wood carvings

    May 1917: Oils by Harriet Cantrall, Springfield Art Association, Springfield, Illinois

    1918: Exhibition of Oil Paintings by Illinois Artists, Peoria Society of Allied Arts, Peoria, Illinois

    1921: 3rd Annual Exhibit of Paintings by Illinois Artists, Springfield, Illinois


    St. Louis

    Western Art Association, Omaha, Nebraska
  • American Association of University Women

    Eastern Art Association

    Illinois Education Association

    National Association of Women Artists, New York, New York

    National Association of Women Painters and Sculptors

    National Education Association

    St Louis Arts Club, St. Louis, Missouri

    St. Louis Artists Guild, St. Louis, Missouri

    Springfield Art Association, Springfield, Illinois

    Western Art Association, president 1940

    1911: Western Drawing and Manual Training Association; treasurer

    1893-1904: Western Drawing Teachers Association
  • 1921-1932: Macbeth Gallery records, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.
  • 1898-1941: Supervisor of Art, Springfield Public Schools, Springfield, Illinois

    1911-1912: Treasurer, Western Drawing and Manual Training Association

    1920: taught The Applied Arts Summer School in Francis W. Parker School, Chicago, Illinois

    taught summer school with Silver Burdette Co., Evanston, Illinois

    taught summer school with Mentzer Bush Co., Chicago, Illinois

    author of magazine short stories

    Co-author with James C. Boudreau of Art in Daily Activities published by Mentzer Bush Co., 1929
  • her younger brother's Evans' papers
  • parents: Joseph Sebastian and Margaret A. Canterbury Cantrall

    siblings: Daisy "Dora" L. Cantrall (1870-1949) and Evans Earl Cantrall (1884-1982)

    Salutatorian of her high school class

    She was on a national art committee headed by sculptor Lorado Taft.

    She was known nationally and some of her paintings are in high schools