ERIC Number: ED338548
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
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Orra White Hitchcock: A Virtuous Woman.
Orra White Hitchcock (1796-1863) was an artist and a teacher who integrated major changes for young ladies in her school's art program. She grew up in Massachusetts and from a very young age she exhibited an interest in the visual arts and natural sciences. After completing her education, she choose to become a teacher of exact sciences and fine arts at Deerfield Academy (Massachusetts). There she changed the arts program for young ladies and moderated an interdisciplinary relationship between the arts and sciences. Orra's own art work included drawing portraits, landscapes, and plantlife. In 1821 Orra married Edward Hitchcock, a scientist, who published works about geology and botany in Massachusetts. Orra Hitchcock did the illustrations for these publications. She continued to create works of art until she was involved in an accident in 1885 and was unable to continue. (KM)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Art Education, Art History, Educational History, Interdisciplinary Approach, Painting (Visual Arts), Portraiture, Science Education, Secondary Education
National Art Education Association, 1916 Association Drive, Reston VA 22091.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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