Edna Andrade

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Edna Andrade
Edna Andrade.jpg
Born (1917-01-25)January 25, 1917
Portsmouth, Virginia
Died April 17, 2008(2008-04-17) (aged 91)
Nationality American
Education Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Known for Oil Painting
Movement Op Art Geometric Abstraction

Edna Andrade (January 25, 1917 Portsmouth, Virginia - April 17, 2008 Philadelphia) was an American abstract artist. She was an early Op Artist.[1][2]


Edna Andrade graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and University of Pennsylvania with a BFA.[3] She first taught art in Norfolk, VA, then Tulane University and eventually spent thirty years teaching at The University of the Arts, where a scholarship is named for her. In 1996 she received the Distinguished Teaching of Art Award from the College Art Association.[4]

Her work is in numerous collections including the Philadelphia Museum of Art,[5] The Museum of Contemporary Art Buenos Aires,[6] the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, the Dallas Museum of Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Baltimore Art Museum and the Delaware Art Museum.[7] Her papers are held at the Archives of American Art.[8]

Selected Exhibitions[edit]

  • 1993 "Cool Waves and Hot Blocks: The Art of Edna Andrade," Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
  • 2003 "Edna Andrade, Optical Paintings: 1963-1988", Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia[9]
  • 2006-2007 "Pop Art and Its Affinities" Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia [10]
  • 2007 "Edna Andrade Optical Paintings, 1960-1966", Locks Gallery,[11]
  • 2007 "Optic Nerve: Perceptual Art of the 1960's" Columbus Museum of Art, OH [12]
  • 2011 "Close at Hand," Fabric Workshop Museum, Philadelphia [13]
  • 2012 "Color Motion: Edna Andrade Prints," The Print Center, Philadelphia [14]


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