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Arthur Francis Deam

educator , architect

Arthur Francis Deam, American educator, architect. Recipient Prix de Rome, 1923. Served with United States Navy Reserve, 1917-1918. Board of directors American Swedish Hospital, Philadelphia; (Fellow) The American Institute of Architects; member Philadelphia Art Alliance, Scarab, Gargoyle, Alpha Rho Chi, Pi Kappa Alpha. Epsicopalian.

Background

Deam, Arthur Francis was born on October 1, 1895 in Springfield, Ohio, United States. Son of Charles Henry and Delia (Finn) Deam.

Education

Bachelor of Architecture, Ohio State University, 1921, Columbia, 1923.

Career

Draftsman, H.D. Smith, Columbus, Ohio, 1920-1921. Architectural draftsman, New York City, 1919-1920. Designer Helmet and Corbett, New York City, 1922-1923.

Fellow American Academy in Rome, 1923-1926. Designer N. Max Dunning, Chicago, 1926. David Herbert Burnham and Company, Chicago, 1926-1930.

Assistant professor archaeology Armour Institute Technology, 1928-1929. Professor archaeology in charge design University of Illinois, 1930-1945. Professor archaeology University of Pennsylvania, from 1945, department chairman, 1945-1950, professor emeritus, from 1956.

Visiting professor American Academy in Rome, 1939. President, board directors Summer School Painting, Saugatuck, Michigan. Honorary life member, patron, design critic Architectural Sketch Club Chicago.

Membership

Served with United States Navy Reserve, 1917-1918. Board of directors American Swedish Hospital, Philadelphia. (Fellow) The American Institute of Architects.

Member Philadelphia Art Alliance, Scarab, Gargoyle, Alpha Rho Chi, Pi Kappa Alpha. Epsicopalian.; Clubs: Lenape (University of Pennsylvania).

Connections

Married Thyra C. Soderberg, March 10, 1927. Children: Edward Lee, Martha (Mistress.

father:
Charles Henry Deam

mother:
Delia (Finn) Deam

spouse:
Thyra C. Soderberg

children:
Edward Lee Deam

Martha (Mrs Deam