By the Sea
Meredith Ward Fine Art presents 20 works by Edith Schloss from her time in Italy
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“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...