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 Grace Rhoades Dean  (1878 - 1968)

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Lived/Active: Ohio      Known for: etching, block printing, lithography, painting

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BIOGRAPHY for Grace Dean
1878 (Cleveland, Ohio)
1968 (Toledo, Ohio)


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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Grace Rhoades Dean was born in Cleveland, Ohio on January 15,1878.  She studied at the Cleveland School of Art* with Kenyon Cox and with Arthur Wesley Dow at Ipswich, Massachusetts in 1901.  She married her husband, fellow artist James Ernest Dean (1871 - 1933) on June 29, 1909.  They both studied in Munich between 1910 and 1914 where she was exposed to the German Arts and Crafts artists.

Moving to Hiram, Ohio in 1914/15 she and her husband taught a Summer School of Composition and Graphic Arts based roughly on Dow's ideas.  In Toledo, she was an art teacher at Scott High School and at the Toledo Museum of Art from 1917 to 1925.

She did work as an etcher*, block printer*, lithographer*, painter, and teacher and exhibited extensively:

Watercolors, Chicago
Society of Independent Artists*., 1917
Toledo MA, 1918-30 (prizes), 1934, 1939 (prize)
Toledo Federation of Arts, 1920 (prize), 1924 (prize)
Ohio State Fair, 1922 (prize)
Art Institute of Chicago*, 1924
Ohio Watercolor  Society
Hackley Art Gallery, Muskegon, MI, 1926
Charleston; Ohio Print Salon, 1930

National Association of Women Artists*
Cleveland Women's Art Club
Toledo Society Women Artists
Ohio Watercolor Society
Dayton Society of Etchers

Grace Rhoades Dean died in Toledo, Ohio in July of 1968 at the age of 90.

Peter Hastings Falk, Editor, Who Was Who in American Art

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