Biography of Edith Briscoe Stevens
By Reed Stevens, Niece
Edith Briscoe Stevens was born in Philadelphia in January, 1898, and lived at 6 Regent Street in Hartford, Connecticut. She died on August 31, 1931, at her studio in East Gloucester, Massachusetts, the artists' colony in East Gloucester called Rocky Neck.
With oils and pastels en plein aire, she painted landscapes and marine scenes, sometimes carrying her kit miles through Vermont snow, and traveling to France, Spain and Morocco as did many of her contemporaries in the 1920's. An outgoing and gregarious personality, according to The Hartford Courant
, "..crowds worry her but little. In doing a row of ho
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