The following information was submitted in March of 2006 by Sacred Forest:
Born in 1893 in Manhattan, she traveled in Europe and attended art schools in Paris and Rome. She met her husband, sculptor Gaetano Cecere, also a New Yorker, in Rome. They returned to New York, spending summers in Milford, Pennsylvania, and creating a 62 year romantic arts legacy.
Art Students League; National Academy of Design; Beaux-Arts Institute of Design, New York City.
Salons of America, 1923
Brooklyn Museum, 1936, 1960
National Association of Women Artists, 1930-1969 (prizes in 1943, 1946, 1950, 1951, 1953, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1964, 1967, 1968)
American Watercolor Society, 1928-1933, 1946, 1952-1958, 1960, 1962, 1965-1967
Architectural League, 1928-1933
Ferargil Galleries, 1928-1929
Argent Galleries, 1930-1952
Newport Art Association, 1944
Dayton Art Institute, 1945
Audubon Art, 2948-1952
Pen and Brush Club, 1950, 1951
Albright Art Gallery, 1951
Richmond Museum traveling Exhibitions, 1960-1972
Fairleigh Dickinson University, 1963 (solo; award)
Allied Artists of America, 1968 ( Maria Cantarella Memorial Prize)
Many solo shows in New York, New Jersery, and Pennsylvania
In 1941 she fulfilled a commission for the U.S. Treasury Department, designing a mural for the S.S. President Jackson; she created a sand-carved mural for the National Competition of the Treasury Department in 1947; her murals are also in several New York hotels.
Her work is at the Norfolk Museum of Arts and Science in Norfolk, Virginia; the Oklahoma City Museum; the Ohio University Founder's Collection, and others.
Cecere was a member and the Director of Audubon Art in 1962 to 1964, 1968, and 1969. She was a member and served on the advisory board of the National Association of Women Artists in 1959, 1960, 1962, 1964, and 1968. She was also a member of the American Watercolor Society, the Pen and Brush Club, Knickerbocker Art, and Allied Artists of America.
She taught painting classes in her studio from 1947 to 1972.
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