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Edna Andrade papers, 1917-circa 1986

Andrade, Edna, 1917-2008


Collection Information

Size: 5.4 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of painter and educator Edna Andrade measure 5.4 linear feet and date from 1917 to circa 1986. The collection documents Andrade's career through biographical materials including a video recording, personal and professional correspondence, printed material, and photographs including five photo albums. Of note are examples of propaganda Andrade created for the Office of Strategic Services during World War II.

Biographical/Historical Note

Edna Andrade (1917-2008) was a painter and educator active in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was known for her optical illusion paintings.


Edna Andrade donated her papers to the Archives of American Art in 1987 and 2004.

Related Materials

Language Note

English .


Processing of this collection received federal support from the Collections Care Initiative Fund, administered by the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative and the National Collections Program