Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Worden Day

Worden Day was a painter, printmaker, and sculptor. She was born in Columbus, Ohio on June 11, 1912. Day earned her B.A. from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in 1934, and she received her M.A. degree in 1966 from New York University, at the age of fifty-four.
After receiving her B.A. degree, she moved to New York City where she studied with George Grosz, Jean Charlot and Hans Hofmann, and attended the New School of Social Research, the Florence Crane School, and the Art Students’ League. In 1943 she worked at Stanley William Hayter’s Atelier 17 in New York, where she met Anne Ryan and Sue Fuller, both of whom were working with experimental methods in woodcut and intaglio.
Day taught at the University of Wyoming at Laramie (1949), Pratt Institute (1955-6), the New School of Social Research (1961-66) and the Art Students' League (1966-70). Day died on January 27, 1986 in Montclair, New Jersey, of cancer. This was shortly before a retrospective was due to open at the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton.
Awards: J. Rosenwald Awards Guggenheim fellowships (2) Public Collections: Library of Congress Philadelphia Museum of Art Metropolitan Museum of Art the Whitney Museum of American Art the Worcester Art Museum

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