(1884 - 1979)
Edna Reed Whaley was active/lived in South Carolina, Louisiana. Edna Whaley is known for painting, illustration, writing, teaching.
Biography Edna Whaley
A fervent arts advocate, Edna Reed Whaley was a driving force in the cultural community of Columbia, South Carolina in the early part of the twentieth century. Along with her husband, Marcellus Seabrook Whaley, a respected local judge, she was a founding member of the Columbia Art Association in 1916. In 1925, the two collaborated on a book which examined the Gullah culture of the Carolina Lowcountry and featured Edna's illustrations. Later, she was one of four founders of the Columbia Art Museum.
Born in New Orleans, Whaley studied art at Sophie Newcomb College, graduating in 1903. Upon her marriage, she moved to Columbia. In addition to her own artistic pursuits—which included landscapes, still lifes, and po
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