Edna Lawrence was a very loved teacher and friend to many RISD and Providence Art Club artists. In 1985 Bert Gallery was asked to work with her estate and now 27 years later we are near the end of her inventory.
Lawrence is in the current Bert Gallery exhibit – “The Allure of the New York Art Students League”. After graduating from RISD she went on for a year to study at the League. There she perfected her drawing technique and returned to spend 57 years teaching at RISD. She was also a life long member of the Providence Art Club and ran the Saturday morning portrait class.