Edith L. King

Edith Lawrence King (1884 - 1975) was an American painter born in Chelsea, Massachusetts. Spending most of her childhood in Chelsea, Massachusetts and Belmont, Massachusetts she eventually moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts in order to pursue her education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Part pretension through her education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, however, she moved to Providence, Rhode Island in order to definite her education at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). The Rhode Island School of Design is one of the oldest and most prodigious Good arts and design schools in the nation and here she learned below Maurice Prendergast. After completing her degree Edith King moved to New York City, New York in order to extra pursue her career as a painter. During this time Edith King was invited to exhibit her play a role at the well-known Armory Show of 1913. After this Edith King continued to pursue painting as her career past eventually settling by the side of in Cambridge, Massachusetts where she worked at the Buckingham School in Massachusetts. Here she worked until she moved to New York City, New York past her friend Dorothy Coit and here they founded the King-Coit Children’s Theatre and School in 1923. Here Edith King worked as an educator and part time painter until her retirement in 1959. Upon retiring Edith King moved to the countryside of Southbury, Connecticut where she passed away at the age of 91 in 1975.

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