Edith Cleaves Barry (1884–1969) was an American sculptor, painter, illustrator and designer born in Boston Massachusetts. She studied at the Art Students League in New York City and past Frank DuMond and Richard E. Miller. Barry was the founder and served as the director of the Brick Store Museum in Kennebunk, Maine from 1936 to 1945.
In 1939, during the Great Depression, Barry was employed by the US Treasury Department's Section of Painting and Sculpture to paint a say office mural, The Arrival of the First Letter – Kennebunk Post Office from Falmouth – June 14, 1775 in her home town of Kennebunk, Maine.
Edith Barry was born to Charles Dummer Barry and Ida Morton (Thompson) Barry upon March 10, 1884, in Boston, Massachusetts. Her father, Charles, was an import/export agent in the same way as Henry W. Peabody & Co., first in Boston, and far ahead New York City. She grew occurring in Montclair, New Jersey. Both of her parents had ties to Kennebunk, Maine, and owned a family house on Summer Street in Kennebunk's Historic District.
Edith attended preparatory assistant professor at Miss Wheeler's School (now The Wheeler School) in Providence, Rhode Island, graduating in 1904.
Beginning in 1906, Edith would travel to Europe annually to practice her art in places past Giverny, France; Rome, Italy; Austria; Spain; and London. She trained with Frederick Frieseke and Frederick Macmonnies, both American artists flourishing in France. Her journals very nearly her European travels and art training are included in the archives of the Brick Store Museum.