(1854 - 1933)
Emma Jane Cady was active/lived in New York, Michigan. Emma Cady is known for naive still life-stencil painting.
Biography Emma Cady
Although her work was discovered in the 1930's, it was not until 1978,
and the discovery of an inscribed painting, that Emma Jane Cady was
correctly placed in East Chatham, New York. Subsequently a good
deal of information was unearthed about Cady.
Her family migrated from Connecticut to Columbia County, New York, in
the mid-eighteenth century. Her father, Norman J. Cady, was a
farmer, and she herself was remembered by surviving acquaintances to
have loved outdoor work, though census records list her occupation as
"housework." Cady never married, and after her parents' deaths,
she moved first to the home of a nephew and then, about 1920, to Grass
Lake, Michigan, where she lived with her sister an
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