Family Card - Person Sheet
Family Card - Person Sheet
NameKate (Katje, Katye) AKEMAN (ACKERMANN)
Birth1879
DeathBasingstoke, Hampshire
Burial2 Oct 1970, Cremated Aldershot, Hampshire
OccupationArtist
Mother(Lucy) Emma BURROWS (1879-)
Spouses
Birth3 Jan 1863, At Sea, Registered In Boulogne Sur Mer
Deathca Apr 1939, Dublin
Marriage31 Jan 1912, Johannesburg, South Africa334
Separation
Notes for Kate (Katje, Katye) AKEMAN (ACKERMANN)
Kate AKEMAN ('Katje'), painter , from a West Country family which played an important part in Natal politics •1

She is thought to have left Tom during or soon after the 1st World War. She may have been the daughter of Sir William Akerman, KCMG, Speaker of the Legislative Council of Natal •2•3

ACKERMANN, (Miss) Katye. Wife of Tom Casement , Esq. Only daughter of A.W. Ackermann, Esq., A.M.I.C.E., Hawkhurst, Kent. Born at Cape Town. Educ. in England; has resided in S.A. 12 years. Devoted to painting, and for 12 years taught Art at the following centres: Cape town, Kimberley ( High School), Estcourt (Convent),P'm'burg ( Wykeham School, St John's High School, Epworth High School and Private Studio), Johannesburg ( Cleveland High School). Memb. of the Natal Society of Artists. Holds teaching certificates from South Kensington and the Cape. Exhibited at the Women's International Exhibition, Earl's Court, London; also miniature work at the Royal Academy London, and the S.A.S.A. Art training at the Lambeth Art School, and Paris. Add., The Hostel, Mont Aux Sources, Witzieshoek, O.F.S.

Extract from Women of South Africa. Thos. Lewis. 1913, Page 12335


She worked in Dubrovnik in the 1930s [source- Bénézit].

She sent letters to Kathleen VAUGHAN née CASEMENT in Oct 1966 and May 1967 from Park Prevett Hospital, Basingstoke, Hampshire (Hants.) Letters are in an envelope labelled "Aunt Kate Casement's last two letters" She wrote that she was hoping that Dr MacKay's son would continue his father's campaign to have Roger Casement's paper returned to Ireland.

Hugh Casement writes that “One of her paintings, entitled (I think) A Queensland Bushranger, was exhibited in Cape Town: it may well have been a portrait of Tom.  Between the wars she worked in Beirut and later Dubrovnik, which is still known as the jewel of the Adriatic.  I don't know when it was that she submitted a painting to an exhibition at the Royal Academy in London.”334
Last Modified 17 Oct 2011Created 24 Jul 2023 by Jim Falk