Item #4103 [ARTIST] [ARCHIVE] Letters, Exhibition Openings, Job Offerings. Edna May Martin.
[ARTIST] [ARCHIVE] Letters, Exhibition Openings, Job Offerings
[ARTIST] [ARCHIVE] Letters, Exhibition Openings, Job Offerings
[ARTIST] [ARCHIVE] Letters, Exhibition Openings, Job Offerings

[ARTIST] [ARCHIVE] Letters, Exhibition Openings, Job Offerings

Providence, RI & Seekonk, MA: 1910-1925. Edna May Martin (1896 - 1996) was a young artist who graduated from The Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in 1918 and worked under Eliza Gardiner, a painter, printmaker and educator. Ms. Martin taught at RISD just after her graduation until she secured a full time job at The Lincoln School. Edna was a member of the Providence Art Club and The Rhode Island Watercolor Society. With over 30 items in this archive, during the artists early years, we get a glimpse of the Art scene in and around the Providence, RI region during the 1920's. It is interesting to note that within the 15 art exhibitions that made their way to the area, at least three were centered around the trending fascination during the early 1920's - the discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb. In addition to Egyptian Art, other trends were British Etchings, Chinese and Thibetan Works of Art, Czecho-Slavakian Graphic Art, Contemporary American Drawings (Bellows), Illustrations and Paintings by N.C. Wyeth, and many more. We learn that Ms. Martin had side jobs restoring and painting antique furniture, exhibited at The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and may have attended the Boothbay Studio Summer Arts Program in Maine. There are over 10 Christmas Cards made by fellow artists, and numerous letters from RISD about her employment and active engagement in various committees. Item #4103

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