Edwin Edwards

Alternative Name(s):
Date of Birth: Jan 6, 1823
Place of Birth: Framlingham, England
Date of Death: Sep 15, 1879
Focus: Painter, Etcher
Art movement: -
Nationality: British

Famous Edwin Edwards Artwork

Edwin Edwards Biography

Edwin Edwards (1823 – 1879) was a successful English artist who now is little known. Edwards didn’t become a professional artist until he was 38. He concentrated on etchings and landscapes of his native England. He was well liked and had many clients. About 54 of his works were accepted by the prestigious Royal Academy. He presented very realistic views of life in contemporary England.

Edwards was born in village of Framlingham in county Surrey, the son of a squire. He became a lawyer and rose as high as King’s Proctor. He published one book about law, “A treatise on the jurisdiction of the High Court of Admiralty of England” (1847.) During this time, he drew or painted as a hobby. When he was 38, he had enough money to leave the law and concentrate on his art. He was successful for the rest of his life. He spent most of his life in England.

One of Edwards’ oil paintings, “Sutton Place, Surrey” sold in 2005 for over $3720. It is a view of a stately home and lawns crowned by a tree branch. Another work is a very realistic oil painting, “The Thames from the Warf at Waterloo Bridge” which was presented to the Tate Museum by Edwards’ widow.