Catchi Childs

Catchi Childs was the Official Artist of the 1976 Sculpture Symposium and created the charcoal sketches of each participating artist.

Catchi, an internationally known artist, has had many one-woman exhibitions throughout the world, including: Florence and Genoa, Italy; Homberg, Germany; Tokyo, Japan; New York City; Washington, DC; Troy, New York, Atlanta, Georgia; Galveston and McAllen, Texas among others. She has also exhibited in many important group and invitational shows all over the United States and Europe. She is listed in Who's Who in American Art, Who's Who of American Women, Dictionary of European Contemporary Artists and the United States Congressional Record for her artistic achievements.  In 1973, Catchi and Henry Kissinger were both honored by the International Platform Association in Washington, DC, when Dr. Kissinger was named Outstanding American and Catchi was honored as Outstanding Artist. Her work is in many public and private art collections, including: the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, NJ; Hofstra University, NY; the Rockefeller family; Senator George McGovern and the late Bobby Riggs.

She has also been a member of the National Association of Women Artists for the last 50 years and served as its President for 4 years; a member and past President of the New York City Society of Women Artists and a member of New York Artist's Equity.

(Above excerpt found on Catchi's website:

Dolores Cumley

Brad Goldberg

Duff Brown

Mel Fowler


1976 Newspaper:

Catchi has received painting grants for the last five summers and again this summer to be in residence at the Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT.
Catchi Childs, internationally known artist from Liberty Hill,Texas and Manhasset, New York, will document the International Sculpture Symposium with black and white sketches as well as oil paintings

This year Catchi won the "Best of Show" award at the International Platform Association Art Exhibit in Washington, D.C. This was Catchi’s second time to win the prestigious award; the first time being in 1971.

In 1968, Catchi was the first woman artist in New York to exhibit in Washington by
Congressional invitation. In May of this year, she and
sculptor Mel Fowler held simultaneous Congressional Exhibitions.

Among the many honors which Catehi has achieved was the privilege of having one of her works featured on the cover of the French national art magazine, "La Revue Moderne," in July 1975. The featured painting was "Dejeuher Bourguinonne."

Her one-woman shows include the Alfredo Valente Gallery,N.Y.C.; Country Art Gallery, Locust Valley, N.Y.;Universalist Gallery, Atlanta, Ga., and Gallery d’ Arte Spinetti, Florence, Italy. Others are Gallery Coin d'Art, Genova, Italy; Southwestern University, Georgetown, Tx., and The Galleria, Austin, Tx.

Catchi is listed in Who's Who of American Women, Who's Who in the East, The World Who's Who of Women, The Two Thousand Women of Achievement and Dictionary of International Biography.

Some of the other awards which she has won are the Lillian Cotter Medal of Honor, First Prize by National Association of Women Artists, Feist Memorial Prize and Grand Prix Award, Operation Democracy. She was a three time winner of First Prize, Guild Hall Museum.

Her works are represented in the collections Senator George McGovern, John Daly, Warren Hull and many others.

Catchi has said of her work: “I am always looking for ways to broaden my outlook and scope of my paintings and I feel that Texas provides an opportunity as vast as its' land - the challenge is breath -taking.”

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