Edna Andrade

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Edna Andrade
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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 Davis Wright was born on January 25, 1917 in Portsmouth, Virginia.[3] Between 1935-1936 Andrade studied at the Barnes Foundation in Merion, Pennsylvania.[4] In 1937 she attained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania.[4] In 1938 she completed Post Graduate studies at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.[4] In 1941 she married the architect Preston Andrade.[3]

Andrade first taught art in Norfolk, VA, then Tulane University. In 1946 she moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she would remain for the rest of her life.[3] She 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.[5]

Her work is in numerous collections including the Philadelphia Museum of Art,[6] The Museum of Contemporary Art Buenos Aires,[7] 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.[8] Her papers are held at the Archives of American Art.[9]

Andrade passed away on April 17, 2008 at the age of 91 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[3]

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