Portrait of Alison Kendall

Portrait of Alison Kendall

Henryette Stadelman Whiteside (1891–1973)


Oil on canvas

Museum purchase; 2005.447

Henryette Whiteside studied art at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts with Thomas Anshutz (1851–1912), William Merritt Chase (1849–1916), and Cecelia Beaux (1855–1942), as well as with Charles W. Hawthorne (1872–1930) in Rhode Island. The sitter depicted in this portrait is the daughter of another of Whiteside’s instructors, William Sergeant Kendall (1869-1938). Whiteside exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy, the National Academy of Design, and the Art Institute of Chicago. An important advocate for art education in Delaware, she founded the Wilmington Academy of Art in 1928, which merged with the newly founded Delaware Art Center (now the Delaware Art Museum) in 1938.