Adele Bedell, My Great Grandmother

As I noted earlier, my great grandmother, Adele Bedell, was one of the founding members of the Women’s Art Club, now the National Association of Women Artists. She attended Cooper Union in the 1800s and was the first(maybe) woman to have a painting accepted by the Pennsylvania Academy of Art in 1888. Here are three of her paintings.

Laura, Exhibited at the 1888 Pennsylvania Academy of Art Exhibition


Eugenia Bedell, Adele's younger sister


Still Life with Bottles and a Rose

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~ by scultore on December 28, 2010.

2 Responses to “Adele Bedell, My Great Grandmother”

  1. I’d love to talk to you as Adele Bedell was also MY great grandmother!

  2. I found you out, cousin Bruce! oxox Deborah

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