Edith Dale Monson
was born in New Haven in 1875 and educated at Smith College. She moved to New York to work as a free-lance illustrator and eventually entered the Art Students League, where she became a devoted pupil of Robert Henri. Upon her return to Connecticut, Monson settled in Hartford and established a studio on Asylum Street. She devoted the rest of her life to painting and teaching in the Hartford area. She was a founding member of Women Artists of Connecticut, and exhibited at the New Britain Museum of American Art and the Town and County Club in Hartford.
A selection of paintings have been have been used in the design of two series of notecards; the originals are held by the Holcombe family. Proceeds from the notecards benefit the Paul R. and Grace Parks Mitchell Endowment for Women's Studies. Read more about Edith Dale Monson.
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