Julia Thecla

Maiden Name: 
Connell
Birth Date: 
02/28/1896
Birth Place: 
Delavan, IL
Death Date: 
06/29/1973
Death Place: 
Chicago
Residences/Studios: 
63 W. Ontario Street, Chicago, 1940 studio
Active In: 
Chicago
Medium: 
Mixed Media
Painting
Sculpture
Style: 
Surrealism
Exhibitions: 
International Water Color Exhibition, AIC, 1931-36, 40-44
Grant Park Art Fair, 1932
The Little Gallery, Chicago, 1932, 50
Annual Exhibition Chicago No-Jury Society of Artists, 1934, 39, 57
Findlay Galleries, Chicago, 1935, 36, 42, 44, 61
Katharine Kuh Gallery, Chicago, 1936
Solo, Albert Roullier Art Galleries, Chicago, 1937, 1941, 44
Annual Exhibition of Works by Chicago and Vicinity Artists, AIC, 1940, 47, 49, 50, 52, 60, 61,66
National Art Week, Chicago, 1940
Exhibition by the Society for Contemporary American Art, AIC, 1941, 45
Exhibition of Midwestern Painters, David Porter Gallery, Washington (DC), 1942
Romantic Painting in America, Museum of Modern Art, NYC, 1943
Paintings by TA Hoyer & Julia Thecla, Room of Art, AIC, 1943
Exhibition by 31 Women, Art of This Century Gallery, NYC, 1943
Newark (NJ) Museum, 1944
Women Artists' Salon of Chicago, Findlay Galleries, 1945
Annual Exhibition of American Painting and Sculpture, AIC, 1945, 51, 54
Annual Watercolor Exhibiton of the San Francisco Art Association, San Francisco (CA) Museum of Art, 1945
Annual Exhibition by Professional Artist Members, Arts Club, Chicago, 1946, 47, 52
Abstract and Surrealist American Art, AIC, 1947
Painting in the US, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh (PA), 1949
Old Northwest Territory Art Exhibit, Illinois State Fair, Springfield (IL), 1949
Contemporary American Painting, Philbrook Art Center, Tulsa (OK), 1951
Florida International Art Exhibit, Lakeland (FL), 1952
Self Portraits by Chicago Artists, Mandel Brothers Gallery, 1953
Magnificient Mile Exhibition, Drake Hotel, Chicago, 1955
Exhibition of Drawings by Julia Thecla, Ten-Twenty Art Center, Gallery 23, 1956
Fine Arts Festival Annual Art Fair, Suburban Fine Arts Center, Highland Park (IL), 1964
The Emergence of Modernism in Illinois 1914-40, Illinois State Museum, Springfield (IL),1976
Surrrealism and American Art 1931-47, Rutgers University Art Gallery, New Brunswick (NJ), 1977
Julia Thecla 1896-1973, Illinois State Museum, Springfield (IL) 1984-85 & Chicago 1986
Memberships: 
Chicago Arts Club
Women Artist Salon, Chicago
No-Jury Society of Artists, Chicago
Collections: 
AIC
Training: 
SAIC
Other Occupations: 
FAP Easel Division, c 1939