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 Edith Varian (Edith Varian Wyland) Cockcroft  (1881 - 1962)

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Lived/Active: New York      Known for: landscape-urban-coastal view

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BIOGRAPHY for Edith Varian Cockcroft
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Birth
1881 (Brooklyn, New York)
 
Death
1962 (Ramapo, New York)

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New York

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A painter in the modernist styles of her era, Edith Cockcroft was heavily influenced by Henri Matisse with whom she studied in Paris in 1898. She was born in Brooklyn to wealthy parents and lived in Allendale, New Jersey.

In 1898, she went to France where she spent much time in the art colonies of Pont Aven and Concarneau. She exhibited in Paris at the Salon de la Society Nationale des Beaux Arts and the Salon d'Automme. "There is probably no truth to the often repeated story that she wa (showing 500 of 1598 characters).



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