Frederic Charles Vipont Ede
Frederic Charles Vipont Ede was a distinguished turn-of-the-century painter known for his bright village scenes. Working in a vibrant impressionist style, Ede created charming paintings of rustic cottages and glassy streams punctuated by rich foliage. Born in Nottawa, Michigan, Ede left for Paris in 1890 to study with Tony Robert-Fleury and Bouguereau at the Academie Julian. He exhibited his work at the Chicago World Fair of 1883 and in Paris, Montreal, and Marlotte, where one of his landscapes earned first prize. He earned a medal of honor from the Museum of Fine Art, Boston, before his death in 1943.