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Edith Varian Cockcroft

 (1881 - 1962)
Edith Varian (Edith Varian Wyland) Cockcroft was active/lived in New York.  Edith Varian Cockcroft is known for landscape-urban-coastal view.

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Edith Varian Cockcroft


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 was a mistress to Paul Gaughin for, by 1898, he had traveled to the South Seas for the last time."

During the early part of the 20th Century, she traveled to England, judging by the fact that her 1908 entry in the National Academy of Design was  ...  Displaying 750 of 1598 characters.



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About  Edith Varian Cockcroft

Born:  1881 - Brooklyn, New York
Died:   1962 - Ramapo, New York
Known for:  landscape-urban-coastal view