Edmund Darch Lewis (1835-1910)
New England Landscape
Signed and dated, 1875
Oil on canvas
38 1/4″ x 58″ framed
Ex. Coll: Berry-Hill Galleries, 745 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
Label: Retains old Berry-Hill Galleries label
Edmund Darch Lewis was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1835. He studied with artist Paul Weber for five years before setting off on his own. In the early years as a painter, his principal subject matter was Pennsylvania’s countryside and its rivers.
From the 1860’s to the 1890’s E.D. Lewis exhibited widely at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, the Boston Art Club, the Boston Athenaeum and the National Academy of Design. His subject matter continued to be landscapes but also included views of New Hampshire’s White Mountains, New York’s Adirondack and Catskill Mountains, the Housatonic River Valley of Connecticut and coastal New Jersey and Rhode Island.
A successful artist, E.D. Lewis was a man about town in Philadelphia. Fine furniture and china graced the artist’s home at 704 Walnut Street near famed Rittenhouse Square. He was renowned host.
Edmund Darch Lewis was born in Philadelphia,
Item ID: WoA-AMP-OC 429