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BIG NEWS!!

We recently got some astounding news from Jim Bakker, art collector, historian and president of Bakker Gallery in Provincetown, saying he had made an acquisition that would be of interest to us. 

Jane and Jim

 When he sent the photos below, we were, to put it mildly, blown away!

Vegetable Garden BLOCK

A Barn BLOCK

Untitled BLOCK

These are three blocks that Edith made for white line prints, and there are existing prints from two of them:”Vegetable Garden, Provincetown, Mass.” and “A Barn, Provincetown, Mass.” Both prints are dated 1920. The third block is of previously unseen work.

Jim purchased these from art dealers in Ohio who bought them from an antiques dealer in Maryland who had bought them at an uncatalogued auction 3 years previously in eastern Pennsylvania.

In addition to their historical value as art, the fact that these pieces have shown up adds more questions to the puzzle that was Edith’s later life. The blocks would not have been sold by Edith herself, since she would have worked from them to make her prints. They should have ended up in her trunks with the rest of her personal items. So how did they make their way to Pennsylvania? 

As we have always suspected, the story keeps on growing.

vegetable garden PRINT

 

 

 

 

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Comments 8

 
Guest - JeanieCoudriet on Saturday, 05 December 2015 21:38

Wow, these are just amazing works! Congrats to her and the amazing family members who never gave up to putting her works out there for all of us to enjoy! Edith is now happy and content thanks to u all!

Wow, these are just amazing works! Congrats to her and the amazing family members who never gave up to putting her works out there for all of us to enjoy! Edith is now happy and content thanks to u all!
Guest - SueDietterle on Sunday, 06 March 2016 16:35

If you have not watched the Documentary about Edith on HBO, do it now!
The film's should continue wake up the art world (and private collectors) to Edith's amazing body of work. Hopefully, her grand niece Jane Anderson will continue to continue to piece together the puzzle that is Edith's legacy. She's made amazing strides thus far. I wish her continuous clues toward success in fleshing out this important artist's life.

If you have not watched the Documentary about Edith on HBO, do it now! The film's should continue wake up the art world (and private collectors) to Edith's amazing body of work. Hopefully, her grand niece Jane Anderson will continue to continue to piece together the puzzle that is Edith's legacy. She's made amazing strides thus far. I wish her continuous clues toward success in fleshing out this important artist's life.
Guest - Laurie Kristensen on Tuesday, 16 May 2017 02:17

I just saw the documentary on Netflix -- it was included with a list new films they have added in the past few days! Absolutely fascinating story (and heartbreaking, too)... a beautiful work of love and tribute!

I just saw the documentary on Netflix -- it was included with a list new films they have added in the past few days! Absolutely fascinating story (and heartbreaking, too)... a beautiful work of love and tribute!
Guest - Judith Jurney-Mull on Friday, 19 May 2017 14:39

Fantastic! Everyone keep looking. Astounding Netflix presentation have so enjoyed and appreciate your efforts. Your gift of Edith to all of us is remarkable. Thank you so very much.

Fantastic! Everyone keep looking. Astounding Netflix presentation have so enjoyed and appreciate your efforts. Your gift of Edith to all of us is remarkable. Thank you so very much.
Guest - Kate on Thursday, 08 June 2017 21:42

Just watched your documentary on Netflix. It's amazing! What an interesting and heartbreaking story. I really captivated my imagination. Thank you for sharing her story! Will you ever be selling any of her works?

Just watched your documentary on Netflix. It's amazing! What an interesting and heartbreaking story. I really captivated my imagination. Thank you for sharing her story! Will you ever be selling any of her works?
Guest - Lois West on Friday, 16 June 2017 02:46

Thank you so much for resurrecting Edith Lake Wilkinson. No one seems to have rescued her from the asylums where she spent the end of her life, but you have rescued her art of great color and line from anonymity. I was very moved by her story, beautiful art, and your dedication. Many women have been lost to us to male-controlled history and ideology as well as to institutionalization. Edith no longer suffers from this fate. I will be in Ptown this September and hope to add to my experience with art and knowledge of her life.

Thank you so much for resurrecting Edith Lake Wilkinson. No one seems to have rescued her from the asylums where she spent the end of her life, but you have rescued her art of great color and line from anonymity. I was very moved by her story, beautiful art, and your dedication. Many women have been lost to us to male-controlled history and ideology as well as to institutionalization. Edith no longer suffers from this fate. I will be in Ptown this September and hope to add to my experience with art and knowledge of her life.
Guest - cindy l buranek on Monday, 19 June 2017 02:27

I just watched the documetary on Netflix and it was a fascinating story of a very talented artist. I hope she now gets the recognition she deserves, even if it is over a century too late. Such talent locked away in an institution for apparently no reason other than greed, how sad it must have been for Edith to not be able to express herself for decades, till her death. I absolutely love her work. I hope she can finally be at peace now that her art is out there for all to see.

I just watched the documetary on Netflix and it was a fascinating story of a very talented artist. I hope she now gets the recognition she deserves, even if it is over a century too late. Such talent locked away in an institution for apparently no reason other than greed, how sad it must have been for Edith to not be able to express herself for decades, till her death. I absolutely love her work. I hope she can finally be at peace now that her art is out there for all to see.
Guest - Thomas Van Hooser on Friday, 21 July 2017 13:58

Excellent story and great art work. Good this story is being told.

Excellent story and great art work. Good this story is being told.
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