Eda Nemoede Casterton

Name
Eda Nemoede Casterton
Also Known as
Mrs. W. J. Casterton
Mrs. William J. Casterton
Mrs. Eda Nemoede Casterton
Eda Nemoede
Born
Brillion, Wisconsin 1877
Died
Palos Verdes Estates, California 1969
Active in
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Missoula, Montana
Nationalities
U.S. States
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Luce Artist Biography

Eda Nemoede Casterton was described as a “naughty” child, because she would draw pictures on the classroom walls instead of paying attention to the teacher. After she finished school, her family discouraged her from pursuing a career in art, and she elected to study shorthand. While working as a stenographer, however, Casterton took lessons during her lunch hour at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts and soon began helping her teacher with commissions. She became a full-time miniaturist and won several awards, including a silver medal at the Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco in 1915, and a bronze at the Philadelphia Sesquicentennial Exposition in 1926.