By the Sea

Mered­ith Ward Fine Art presents 20 works by Edith Schloss from her time in Italy

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New York, NY 10021 t: (212) 744-7306 www.mered­ith­wardfin­ in­tro­duced her to Ber­tolt Brecht and oth­ers at the New School for So­cial Re­search. From 1942 to 1946 she stud­ied at the Art Stu­dents League and dur­ing the same time be­friended Fair­field Porter. Schloss be­came an in­te­gral part of the Chelsea art scene, and joined the Jane Street Group. In 1947 she mar­ried pho­tog­ra­pher and film­maker Rudy Bur­ck­hardt, and the two spent sum­mers with Porter and his fam­ily in Maine. Through March 30, New York City-based Mered­ith Ward Fine Art will ex­hibit 20 works by Schloss in the show Edith Schloss: By the Sea. The pieces were cre­ated dur­ing the 1960s and 1970s af­ter she re­turned to Europe. When Schloss sep­a­rated from Bur­ck­hardt in 1962, she and her son left New York for Italy. She was based in Rome and neigh­bors with artist Cy Twombly, but of­ten ac­com­pa­nied her lover, jazz mu­si­cian Alvin Cur­ran, to Flo­rence. It was there, in her room at a home along Via di Rig­nalla, that she painted sev­eral pieces in the show, in­clud­ing two works ti­tled Rig­nalla be­long­ing to Schloss’ son.

“These two are stand­outs from the point of view of the work it­self, be­cause they’re em­blem­atic of won­der­ful ex­am­ples of her work, and they’ve never been on view be­fore,” says pres­i­dent of the gallery Mered­ith

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Edith Schloss (1919-2011), Pisellino, 1969. Oil on can­vas, 19¾ x 235/8 in., in­scribed lower right: ‘July Roses’; signed and dated lower right: ‘Schloss / 69’; num­bered and ti­tled verso: ’18 / Pisellino’. MW10960.13. © 2018 Edith Schloss / Cour­tesy...

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