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Joseph Alexander Cain

artist , educator.

Joseph Alexander Cain, American artist, educator.


Cain, Joseph Alexander was born on May 27, 1920 in Henderson, Tennessee, United States. Son of Thomas Watson and Rose Anna (Wimberly) Cain.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of California at Berkeley, 1947, Master of Fine Arts, 1948.


1 daughter, Jonizo. One-man shows include Centennial Museum, Corpus Christi, Texas, 1950, Richmond Art Center, 1951, Texas College Arts and Industries, 1952, Little Theatre, Corpus Christi, 1956, Victoria, Texas, 1957, Southwestern U., Georgetown, Texas, 1961, Incarnate Word College San Antonio, 1961, Legoa Duncan Gallery, New York City, 1963, U. Oregon, 1964, Williamantic (Connecticut) State College, 1965, Laguna Gloria Austin, Fine Arts Library, Jersey City, 1968, Art Community Center, Corpus Christi, 1977, others. Exhibited in over 700 group shows including Ahda Artz Gallery, National Arts Club, National Academy of Design, Lynn Kottler Gallery, American Academy and Institute Arts and Letters, Richmond Art Center, La Jolla Art Center, Otis The Art Institute of Chicago, Oakland Art Museum, Palm Springs Desert Museum, Witte Museum, Dallas Museum Fine Art, Houston Museum Fine Arts, Art Museum of South Texas, Chapman Gallery, Burch Wademan Museum, El Paso Museum, Beaumont Museum, Rosenberg Gallery, Abilene Fine Arts Museum, Butler State University, Brooks Memorial Museum, Birmingham Museum, Montgomery Museum, Cleveland Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Museum of New Mexico, Pennsylvania Academy Fine Art, Sarasota Art Association, Grand Central Galleries, Petite Gallerie, New York City, Los Angeles County Museum, other museums, galleries United States, Mexico, France, Japan, Canada teacher art Corpus Christi High School, 1948-1950, Warner Bros. Ray High School, 1950-1965, Corpus Christi Fine Arts Colony Workshops, Cain Studio, Corpus Christi.

Professor art Delmar College, Corpus Christi, 1965-1980. Art editor Corpus Christi Caller-Times, 1955-1973, critic, 1955-1980. Representative permanent collections including Collection Contemporary Texas Art, Michael M. Engel, M. Grubacher, Inc., Seton Hall U., Del Mar College, Goliad Library Rosenberg Gallery, Beaumont Museum, others.

Exhibition casein paintings on nat. tour Old Bergen Art Guild, 1964-1966, acrylic paintings on tour Old Bergen Art Guild, 1967-1980. Executed mosaic murals Spohn Hospital, Buccaneer Bowl, 1961.


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Member Corpus Christi Municipal Art Commission, 1968-1972, chairman, 1972-1973. Member Corpus Christi Bicentennial Commission, 1973-1980. Served to captain United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1942-1946, 50-52.

Fellow Royal Society Arts (London). Member South Texas Art League (president 1970-1971), Texas Watercolor Society (regional director 1958-1980, 3d vice president 1964-1966), Texas Fine Arts Association (regional director 1957-1980, vice president 1977-1978), Sarasota, Mississippi art associations, California, Alabama, National (honorary State representative) watercolor societies, Corpus Christi Art Foundation, National Society Painters in Casein (Grumbacher 1st award 1965), National Artists and Art Patrons Society.


Married Mabe Louise Barton, August 21, 1945.

Thomas Watson Cain

Rose Anna (Wimberly) Cain

Mabe Louise Barton