Chicago academy of design


Founded in 1866 by 35 artists in Chicago in a studio on Dearborn Street, it had a tuition free school with an art gallery and, like European academies, Full Academicians and Associate Academicians. Classes cost $10.00 per month and met every day. In 1870, a new facility opened at 66 West Adams Street. However, the Chicago Fire of 1871 destroyed the building, and subsequent debt led to the Academy's dissolution in 1879. It was replaced with the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, which in 1882 changed its name to the Art Institute of Chicago. Among teachers of the CAD were John Drury, Henry Chapman Ford; John Vanderpoel, George Healy and Annie Shaw. These teachers became the first full member of the Academy. Sources:; AskART database

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