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Judith Wragg Chase, museum curator. Recipient Silver Excellence medal Cooper Union Art School, numerous others.


Chase, Judith Wragg was born on February 18, 1907 in Augusta, Georgia, United States. Daughter of Samuel Alston and Emma Louise (Sparks) Wragg.


Student, William Smith College, 1923-1924;student, Cooper Union Art School, 1924-1927;Bachelor, Syracuse University, 1960.


On professional stage, New York City, 1927-1928;advertising artist, Barron Collier, Inc., New York City, 1928-1930;professional artist, illustrator, 1927-1947;free-lance advertising artist, Panama, 1931-1933;art director, Fort Benning (Georgia) Children's School, 1930-1931;art director, Manlius (New York) Military School, 1957-1960;owner private art school, teacher high school art, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1944-1947;housemother, Pine Manor Junior College, 1954-1955;guidance counselor, Lancaster (Massachusetts) School for Delinquent Girls, 1956-1957;music curator, educational director, Old Slave Mart Museum, Charleston, South Carolina., since 1960;professional photographer, since 1968;library director, The Old Slave Mart Museum Library. Tour director Chase Teen Tours to Europe, Manlius, New York, summers 1958-1960;lecturer in field.


Board trustees Miriam B. Wilson Foundation, Charleston, since 1963. Active Charleston Bi-Centennial Black History Committee. Member American Association State and Local History, South Carolina.

Hist Society, South Carolina. Preservation Society, Southern Association Africanists, Association for Study of Afro-American Life and History, Authors Guild, Authors League American, International Speakers Network, Carolina Art Association, Charleston Library. Society, South Carolina.

Council on Human Rights.


Married Richard Chase, July 18, 1931. Children: Richard Conant, Alston Sparks, Pamela Wragg (Mistress Peter Murray Hain).

Samuel Alston Wragg

Emma Louise (Sparks) Wragg

Richard Chase

Richard Conant Chase

Alston Sparks Chase

Pamela Wragg Chase (Mistress Peter Murray Hain)