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From Bold Suffragette to Betty Crocker

An SAIC alum and women’s rights activist created the first face of the iconic fictional homemaker.

The Jazz Age Modernist

Archibald Motley, Jr. (1914–18, HON 1980) used his art to portray the vibrancy and vitality of African American culture.

The Regionalist

In the early 20th century, Grant Wood (SAIC 1913–16) was the visual spokesman for rural America.

The Founder of Father’s Day

In 1910 SAIC alum Sonora Smart Dodd proposed a day to celebrate fatherhood and the rest is history.

SAIC and the Armory Show

In 1913 SAIC students greeted modernism and Matisse with disdain and a mock trial.