Kate Townsend

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  • Kate
  • Abrams
  • Townsend
  • Hamilton Townsend (New York, New York February 2, 1845-February 24, 1898 New Orleans, Louisiana) of Milwaukee WI, married in Green Bay, Wisconsin in 1884; first spouse Susan Harriet Roddis (1848-1880), married 1869; his family moved to Milwaukee when he was an infant
  • June 10, 1856
  • Schenectady, New York
  • December 27, 1944
  • North Hollywood, California
  • Chicago, Illinois
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Painter-Oil
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
    student of Hugh Breckenridge, Gloucester, Massachusetts
    student of Henriette Amiar Oberteuffer, Chicago, Illinois
    North Shore Arts Association, Gloucester, Massachusetts
  • Array
  • 1927: Milwaukee Journal's Gallery of Wisconsin Art Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    1927, 1928, 1930: Annual Exhibition of Works by Chicago Artists, Art Institute, Chicago, Illinois

    February 1928: Exhibit of Chicago artist at Mallard's, Chicago, Illinois

    1928, 1930, 1931, 1933, 1934: All-Illinois Society of Artists Exhibitions, Chicago, Illinois

    1933: Century of Progress Art Exhibition, Chicago, Illinois (Doorway in Old New Orleans, she gifted this painting to the Kellogg Public Library, Green Bay, WI in memory of her parents)

    June 1-November 1, 1933: Century of Progress Exhibition, The All Illinois Society of the Fine Arts, Inc., The Stevens Hotel, Chicago, Illinois

    December 19, 1935: 10th Annual Exhibit of the Work of Illinois Artists, Stevens Hotel, Chicago, Illinois
    North Shore Art Association, Gloucester, Massachusetts

  • Green Bay & DePere Antiquarian Society, Wisconsin
  • Chaired a publication project of "The Diary of James Stevens, Revolutionary Soldier, New Hampshire." Listed in the Who Was Who in American Art 1564-1975.
  • All-Illinois Society of Fine Artists

    Committee on Jaffrey History, Jaffrey, New Hampshire [Chair, 1926]

    North Shore Arts Association, Gloucester, Massachusetts
  • 1928 Fine Arts Building Purchase Prize, 32nd Annual Works by Chicago Artists, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
  • Parents: William J. (1826-1900) and Henrietta Taylor Alton (1832-1919) Abrams

    Sibling:  Winford (1868-1921)

    raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin

    She was active in civic affairs, serving as a founder and Regent of the Milwaukee DAR Chapter. Kate resided in Milwaukee and Chicago while spending winters in New Orleans. She is buried in Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin