Kate Abrams Townsend (1854 - 1944)

Birth date: 3/6/1854 Death date: 1944  
Birth location: Schenectady, New York Death location: California  
Media: Painting / Oil Web site:
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Biographical Brief

Raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin
Daughter of William J. and Henrietta T. Abrams
1884: married, Hamilton Townsend (1845-1898) prominent in Milwaukee's social life, no children
Active in civic affairs, serving as a founder and Regent of the Milwaukee DAR Chapter
Died in California, buried at Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee Wisconsin.
Studied at the School of  the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois
Hugh Breckenridge, Gloucester, Massachusetts
Nenriette Amiard Oberteuffer, Chicago, Illinois
Art Organizations:
North Shore Arts Association, Gloucester, Massachusetts
All-Illinois Society of the Fine Arts
1927: Milwaukee Journal's Gallery of Wisconsin Art Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1928: Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois (won -Fine Arts Building Prize) (prominent in the exhibit were four still life paintings)
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)
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.
Marketplace, Collection of the Green Bay & De Pere Antiquarian Society, housed at the Neville Public Museum of Brown County Wisconsin http://www.antiquariansocietygbdp.org
Other Website links:
(1) http://www.ci.green-bay.wi.us/mayors_past/mayor_abrams_wj.html
(2) http://askart.com/AskART/artists/biography.aspx?artost=10054446
(3) The Milwaukee Journal Oct.16 1927 page 31 of 61. "Fall Showing of State Art 15th Exhibit in the Journal's Gallery".
(4) http://www.jaffreyhistory.org/09publications/StevensDiary/StevensDiary.php
(5) http://www.archive.org/details/catalogcenturyof00alli

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