Edwin Burrage Child
(1868 - 1937)
Edwin Burrage Child was active/lived in New York. Edwin Child is known for portrait, landscape, illustrator, mural.
Biography Edwin Burrage Child
Portraitist Edwin Child was born in Gouverneur, New York. He succeeded several painters in the family, the most notable being Sarah Goodridge, a miniaturist and friend of Gilbert Stuart. Edwin and his brother were sons of a Baptist minister. They aroused comment by going to New York as artists, Edwin as a painter and his brother as a musician.
Child grew up in the fishing village of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, and graduated from Amherst College, where he was captain of the track team. He spent two years as a guide, philosopher, and friend in art to the students, without classes.
Chase constantly drew and painted from nature from early boyhood. His first instruction took place during a college vacation under Margaret C. Whiting o
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