FREDA CHURCHWELL MACADAM (CHAMBERS) (American, 1907 - 1998)

Freda Churchwell MacAdam, decorator, designer and painter, was born in Chester, Pennsylvania in 1907.  After studying at the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art and the Fontainebleau School of Fine Arts, she began exhibiting.  Her work is now located in the Carnegie Institute and at the Adelphia Hotel in Philadelphia.  Also, Freda MacAdam was selected to exhibit a painting called “Alabama Row” in the prestigious 1939 New York World’s Fair, American Art Collection. Married in 1942, thereafter referred to as Freda MacAdam Chambers.

Studied
Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art
Fontainebleau School of Fine Arts with G. Beland, C. le Meunier, W. C. Grauer, N. Grauer, H. E. Winter.

Exhibited
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Annual, 1932, 1935
World’s Fair, New York City, 1939

Member
Philadelphia Alliance
Wilmington Society of the Fine Arts
American Artists Professional League, State Director for Delaware

Work
Adelphia Hotel, Philadelphia, PA
Carnegie Institute
Young Men’s Christian Association, Wilmington, DE
Dan Leach Collection
Private Collections

References
Falk, Who Was Who in American Art.
The Sunday Morning Star, Wilmington, Delaware, Oct.9, 1938.
Falk, The Annual Exhibition Record of the Pennsylvania Academy
of the Fine Arts, 1914 – 1968.
Mallett, Mallett’s Index of Artists, International – Biographical.
Catalog, American Art Today, New York World’s Fair, 1939.
Creps, Biographical Encyclopedia of American Painters, Sculptors
& Engravers of the U. S., Colonial to 2002.
Sasse, An Eclectic Eye: Selections from the Dan Leach Collection.
Dunbier, The Artists Bluebook.
Other art references