Meadowlark Gallery: The Artist Biographies

Edith Freeman (1913-1992)

"I could write about Edith's art; of her teaching years; of her gardening, which was splendid; or about her love for her husband Charlie. The garden will fade and Charlie is gone. But those beautiful woodcuts will remain to remind us of wild and tame gardens, the sagebrush covered hills, the bull pines and the cottonwood bottoms. Edith Freeman has left us a very special legacy. How we will miss her."

Donna Forbes, Director
Yellowstone Art Center
Edith Freeman Retrospective
March 5 to May 30, 1993

Edith Freeman was originally a painter who experimented with woodcut techniques in the 1960's at a class taught by Isabelle Johnson. Edith Freeman was born on May 1, 1913 near Broadview, Montana. She was the daughter of Floyd and Irma Schuster Maxwell. After moving to Billings, she attended public schools there and then completed a two year degree at Eastern Montana College in 1934. Later she received a Bachelor of Arts from Eastern Montana College in 1954 which followed with her Masters of Science in 1961. Over the years she taught at many elementary schools in eastern Montana. After moving to Billings in 1955, she taught at several schools. She retired in 1971 after teaching for over thirty years.

Edith Freeman Restrospective
Contributors: Donna Forbes, Gordon McConnell, and Marcia Selsor
March 5 to May 30, 1993

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