Born in Wallbach, Germany Oct. 13, 1913. Wade (né Theobold Wadewitz) was painting and drawing at age eight. He immigrated to San Francisco in 1924. After graduating from Mission High School, he studied at UC Berkeley and for five years at the California School of Fine Arts.
He became a citizen of the U.S. in 1939 and legally changed his name. He taught medical illustration for the Air Force during WWII. After the war he taught at the California College of Arts and Crafts, Long Beach State College, UC Fullerton, and in Woodland, CA for several years.
His artworks are mostly of historical landmarks.
Today he lives in San Marcos, CA.
Golden Gate International Exhibition, 1940; Corpus Christy
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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