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Edith Clark Chadwick (1871-1946)

Edith Clark Chadwick was born and educated in Newton. She received her art training at the Massachusetts Normal Art School and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. According to her obituary, she was known for her portrait work, but she began her career illustrating books such as Art Instruction in Primary Schools, published by the Prang Company in 1899.

Edith and her husband, Dr. Henry D. Chadwick, who was State Commissioner for Public Health, lived in Newton from 1934 to 1939. Her painting of the Newton War Memorial was probably done soon after its dedication in 1932.