Edna Crompton (1882-1952) was an American artist and illustrator from the “Golden Age of illustration“. She painted with oil on canvas, portraits of women. Mainly in the 1920s, her oil paintings were used as covers in American magazines like The Saturday Evening Post, Redbook magazine, The modern Priscilla and Metropolitan. Besides, she also created art calendars for the Osborne Calendar Company.
Graceful oil portrait paintings realised by Edna Crompton :
In the 1920s, she illustrated covers in the American magazine “The Red Book” :
She also produced covers for other magazines :
There is a great video about Edna Crompton :
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Both my grandmothers were models for Edna Crompton. My father’s mother, Viola, 1917-1921
My mother’s mother, Iris, 1921-27. A third of those shown here are of them.
Thanks for this interesting post! I’m writing about Edna Crompton for my blog (mylife100yearsago.com) and would love to learn more about her if you have more information.
Sorry Mary Grace, I didn’t see this until just now. I now will get notified it you respond. Craig