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Wood, Beatrice

Born: 1893 AD
Died: 1998 AD
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1893 – She was born on the 3rd day of March of this year in San Francisco, California, USA. She rebelliously insisted on pursuing a career in the arts. Eventually her parents agreed to let her study painting and because she was fluent in French, they sent her to the prestigious Académie Julian in Paris, France.


1910 – She worked with Duchamp and Roché in this year to create The Blind Man, a magazine that was one of the earliest manifestations of the Dada art movement in New York City.


1911 – She attended Finch School, New York, USA.


1940 – She studied at the Ceramics with Gertrud and Otto Natzler in Los Angeles, California.


1947 – Beatrice felt that her career was established enough for her to build a home.


1948 – She settled in Ojai, California in this year to be near the Indian philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti and became a life long member of the Theosophical Society – Adyar, events which would greatly influence her artistic philosophies. She also taught at the Happy Valley School.


1949 – She held her first exhibition “Ceramics of Beatrice Wood”, American House, in New York.


1986 – She was honored by the Women’s Building Award.


1994 – The Smithsonian Institution named Wood an "Esteemed American Artist."


1997 – Late in life was dubbed the "Mama of Dada," and served as a partial inspiration for the character of Rose DeWitt Bukater in James Cameron’s 1997 film, Titanic.


1998 – She died on the 12th day of March of this year nine days after her 105th birthday in Ojai, California.

3.2 (63.64%) 11 votes