VERA BERDICH (b. Chicago, Illinois, 1915–d. Chicago, Illinois, 2003)
Received B.A. in 1946 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Received Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts in 1977
from Elmhurst College (Elmhurst, Illinois). Museum collections include the Art Institute of Chicago, Library of Congress,
Museum of Modern Art (New York), Brooklyn Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, and Bibliothèque Nationale (Paris).
Honors and awards include the Clyde M. Carr Prize for Print from the Art Institute of Chicago, McFadden Eyre Medal
from the Pennsylvania Academy, Library of Congress Purchase Prize, three Huntington Hartford Foundation Fellowships,
San Francisco Print Prize from the California Society of Etchers, MacDowell Art Colony Fellowship, three Illinois Print
Exhibition Awards, three Frank G. Logan Medals, and a Yaddo Foundation Fellowship. In 1991, Berdich's archival papers
were entered into the American Art Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Click on each artwork for an enlarged view
Checkmate Eurydice Mementos Sussanah at the Gate
Wax Image The Gordian Knot The Art of Mnemonics Symphonic
Metamorphosis #3
The Tempest Necromancy Amorphous Shadow Charades
Pandora Astro Biological Era The Unquiet Eye Fantastic Bouquet
Time Different from
the Present
The Masked Ball Symbolic Silence Mis en Scene
Ravine Time Being Day by Day Reduced to Particulars A Renaissance Composite
Woman and Bird Amorphous Shadow
and the Departed
The Forest Beauty and the Beast
The Flying Dutchman Puff Adder Behind the Age The Bell and the Muse
Classic Head Pattern for Living

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