Eda Nemoede Casterton
(1877 - 1969)
Eda Nemoede Casterton was active/lived in Illinois, Montana, California, Wisconsin. Eda Casterton is known for portrait-miniature on ivory.
Photo submitted by Marilee Bryant
Biography Eda Nemoede Casterton
The following is from Marilee Bryant, granddaughter of the artist:
Eda Nemoede was born April 14, 1877, in Brillion, Wisconsin, of German immigrant parents. She was next to the youngest of eight children. She was very bright in school, but was not allowed to go past the sixth grade because her father wanted the children to go to work.
Eda showed a talent for drawing at an early age, and the little museum in Oconto, Wisconsin displays a drawing of a child done by Eda at the age of fifteen. Her older sister, Agnes, recognized her ability and sent her to the Minneapolis Academy of Art.
Following the death of her father, Eda, her mother, and most of the children moved to Chicago. Eda got a job as a stenographer and took u
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