(American, 1874-1972)


Gouache on Card

8 x 11 Inches

Signed Lower Right, "E. M. Heath"

Framed in the original, Hand Carved, Parcel-Gilt Swept Frame within a Card Mat

Framed Dimensions: 14¼ x ¾ x 18¼ Inches


A lyrical and romantic view of this early California mission and picturesque landmark, built in 1771 and located closest of any mission to the Pacific ocean. Painted by an early California woman artist who studied with William Merritt Chase and Robert Henri in New York.


Edda Maxwell Heath first studied at the New York School of Art and New York's Pratt Institute, and, subsequently with a variety of prominent artists and teachers including William Merritt Chase, Arthur Dove and Robert Henri. While living in New York, Heath was commissioned to paint portraits of leading political figures including Woodrow Wilson, William H. Taft, and Theodore Roosevelt.

In 1928, she moved to Carmel, California where she continued to paint and remained an active part of the California art community until her death in 1972. Heath exhibited widely and with success and was the recipient of numerous prizes, medals and juried awards. Her work is held in private and public collections including the permanent collections of Monterey Peninsula Museum and Idaho State College.



American Artists Professional League; American Academy of Fine Arts; Society of Watercolor Artists; Brooklyn Society of Artists; Yonkers Art Association; Carmel Art Association.







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