|George Wharton Edwards|
|Known for||"Painting, "impressionist|
Edwards was born in "Fair Haven, Connecticut in March 1859. He showed an interest in art from a young age, and began his painting career on neighborhood barns and fences. He moved to Greenwich in 1912.
Edwards was art director of "Collier's magazine from 1896 to 1903. He was manager of the art department of the "American Bank Note Company from 1904 to 1912. He was a contributor both as a writer and illustrator for "Harper's Magazine
In 1884 Edwards was awarded prizes at an art exhibition in Boston, and went on to receive honors from other cities in the United States and Countries in Europe, including:
His mural "Hendrik Hudson" hung at the United States Military Academy at West Point, and he painted defense posters for Greenwich in both the first and second world wars. In addition to writing and painting, he designed "bookplates for local people and institutions in the North East.
In 1930 he was elected into the "National Academy of Design as an Associate member, and became a full Academician in 1945.
Edwards enjoyed traveling, having crossed the Atlantic so frequently that he had "lost count." He wrote and illustrated books about many of the places he had been.
Edwards died in "Greenwich, Connecticut at the age of 90.
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