Ketcham

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Title

Ketcham

Subject

Description

This black-and-white charcoal drawing is a portrait of a man. He wears a circular, upturned hat such as a sombrero, with a zig-zag pattern at the brim. His facial expression is calm and his features are somewhat exaggerated, with well defined and angular eyebrows, cheekbones, lips and chin. His body is turned slightly to his right and he looks off into the distance. He wears a striped coat over a white blouse.
Sister Philomene McAuley (born Agnes Mary McAuley) was born on June, 21 1888 in Bellville, Ontario. She entered the the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet from Grafton, North Dakota in 1910. She took her first vows in 1912 and final vows in 1917. She taught elementary school in Watertown, SD; St. Peter, MN; and St. Paul, MN before teaching undergraduate art and art history at The College of St. Catherine (CSC) in St. Paul, MN. Sister Philomene began teaching as a professor at CSC in 1919 and was named head of the art department in 1933. She received her Bachelor of Philosophy in Art and Education from the University of Chicago in 1929 and her Master of Arts from Columbia University in 1931. She continued her education through post-graduate programs at the Minneapolis School of Arts, the University of Minnesota, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Fine Arts Academy in Chicago, the School of Arts and Crafts in Berkeley and the California School of Arts and Crafts in Oakland. In addition to continuing education, she traveled to many art association conferences across the United States. Sharing a passion for the relationship between art and Catholic values, Sister Philomene was an active member of the Catholic Art Association, and served as the secretary of the organization from 1943 to 1946. She died on December 6, 1946 in St. Paul. Sources: College of St. Catherine (1946 December, 12). Department head dies. The Catherine Wheel [St. Paul, MN]. College of St. Catherine (1935, October 4). Art teacher exhibits charcoal drawings: Chicago Academy of Fine Arts compliments Sister Philomene on work. The Catherine Wheel [St. Paul, MN].

Date

1935

Format

charcoal
17 x 23 inches
paper

Type

drawing
drawing

Identifier

2013.0.937

Collection

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Citation

McAuley, Sister Philomene, “Ketcham,” Digital Collections From St Kate's, accessed April 24, 2024, https://omeka.reclaim.stkate.edu/items/show/3583.

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