Gerald Ira Diamond Cassidy
(1879 - 1934)
Gerald Ira Diamond Cassidy was active/lived in New Mexico, California, Ohio. Gerald Cassidy is known for western-Indian genre and historical mural painting.
Biography Gerald Ira Diamond Cassidy
Gerald Cassidy, known for his subjects of the Southwest including
Indian portraits and for his lithography, was born in Covington, KY.,
and grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. He studied at the Mechanic Institute
in Cincinnati and with Frank Duveneck at the Cincinnati Art Academy. He
worked as an Art Director at a lithography firm in New York City and
during this time, studied briefly at the National Academy of Design and
the Art Students League.
Diagnosed with tuberculosis at age 20,
Cassidy went to a sanitarium in New Mexico, a move that introduced him
to life in the West. He first earned his living by painting portraits
of Indians and scenes of the Southwest that were intended to be
reproduced on postcards
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