As a young woman, Edith Mitchill Prellwitz was
determined to study art and began taking classes
at the Art Students League.
In 1887, at the suggestion of her teacher George
de Forest Brush, she enrolled in the Life Class,
where nude models were used--a defining step for a
young female artist in those days and one that
determined her course as a serious professional.
She married the artist Henry Prellwitz, and with
the painters Irving Wiles and Edward August Bell,
established an artists’ colony in Peconic, New York,
on the North Fork of Long Island.
An Early Morning Stroll ca. 1900
Girl with Violin, ca. 1910s
24 januari 2011