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 Aida Whedon  (1915 - 1993)

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Aida Whedon, painter, etcher, and teacher, was born in 1915 in New Orleans and died in 1993 in Port Washington, NY. Her primary state of residence was New York.

The artist studied at the Art Students League with Thomas Hart Benton and Hans Hoffman from 1933 to 1938 and with Ruth Leaf at the New School of Social Research from 1975 to 1980. She worked and taught at Whedon Art Center in Port Washington from 1945 until her death.

Collections:
University of Main, Orono, ME,
USA Port Washington Library Gallery, Port Washington, NY,
Chase Manhattan Bank, Mineola, NY
NY Port Authority, New York, NY

Publications:
NY Times, Shirt, R. David, Visions of land & solitude, 1977 , Preston, Malcom, Retrospective of Aida Whedon, LI Newsday, Wallach, Ami, Aida Whedon's satisfying world, 1979 North Shore Publications, A look at Aida Whedon and her work, 1986.

Solo exhibitions include:
South Street Seaport, NY, 1977; Lincoln Center Gallery, NY, 1977;
Museum of Fine Arts, Roslyn, NY, 1981
Lampard Gallery London, 1988.

Her etchings have been included in exhibitions at the Hecksher Museum, Huntington, NY, 1976, and the Royal Academy Exhibition, Sweden 1977-78.

Among her numerous awards are the Award of Excellence, Hecksher Competition, 1976 and Honoree, Women on Job, 1987. She was a charter member of the National Museum of Women Artists, Washington, DC and a member of the American Association of Women Artists.

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