The Past in a Brush Stroke — The story of Edith Fleming 1909 – 1989
The Past in a Brush Stroke — The story of Edith Fleming 1909 – 1989 by Patricia Schroeder
Edith Atwood Fleming came to live in the cutover land in the tiny community of Kennedy, west of Park Falls , in 1917. Even though life was hard, this did not deter her from expressing a deep and special creative talent for drawing and painting. Although she had no formal training, Edith’s extensive talents enabled her to capture the lives and times of the people living in the logging camps, farms, and woods of this wilderness. Edith was a part of the Wisconsin Rural Art Movement and the Wisconsin Rural Artists Association, sitting on its board from 1956-1969 and serving as president in 1967. This book tells Edith’s inspiring story along with her enormous artistic contribution to the history of northern Wisconsin.