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Katherine Nash Rhoades

 (1885 - 1965)
Katherine Nash Rhoades was active/lived in New York, District Of Columbia.  Katherine Rhoades is known for fauve portrait and landscape painting.

Katherine Nash Rhoades

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An early American Modernist* painter and part of the Stieglitz Group in New York City, she has had her first name appear as both Katherine and Catherine, and her last name appears variously as Rhoades and Rhoads. 

Her birth, death, and residence have been confused with those of another artist, Katherine Rhoads, who was born in 1885 and died in 1938.

She was a student of Isabelle Dwight Sprague-Smith, and also studied in Paris between 1908 and 1910.

Katherine Nash Rhoades painted Fauvist*-style portraits and landscapes, many of which she later destroyed.  A friend of Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen, Frances Picabia, and other modernists, she had her work in Stieglitz' publications Camera Work and 291.

In 1914, the Mexican artist Marius De Zayas made a caricature* of her, which is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Alfred Stieglitz Collection.

She became associated with Charles Freer after 1915 and was involved in the opening of the Freer Gallery in Washington, DC.  She also co-founded the religious library now part of the Jessie Ball DuPont Library at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. 

Exhibition venues in New York City include the 1913 Armory Show*, the National Arts Club*, Gallery, Little Galleries of Photo Secession*, Society of Independent Artists*, and Salons of America*.

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

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About  Katherine Nash Rhoades

Born:  1885 - New York City
Died:   1965 - New York City
Known for:  fauve portrait and landscape painting