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Edith Varian (Edith Varian Wyland) Cockcroft American  1881 - 1962
Valley in Pont-Aven
Oil on Canvas
31 x 39 inches, sight
Category: Paintings - American
Era: 20th Century
Edith Varian Cockcroft 1881-1962, 'Valley in Pont-Aven, 1923', 31 x 39', Oil on canvas.

...In 1898, Cockcroft traveled to France where she would meet and briefly study with Henri Matisse (1869-1954), who had a profound influence on her work for the rest of her life. During trips to Nice and Cagnes, she would be introduced to and become a friend of Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919). Although it was rumored that she and her friend Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) were lovers, it was probably unfounded. Gauguin, like Matisse, would also have a great deal of influence over her work, which shows in many of her figurative paintings and her later Haitian works. ...continued at www.roughtongalleries.com.

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