Frederic Charles Vipond Ede Canadian/French Painter (1865 – 1907)
Raised in Canada, Frederic Ede studied at the Ontario School of Arts under George Reid and William Edwin Atkinson. He started exhibiting at the RCA in 1883 and the OSA in 1884. While in Montreal, he studied with Maurice Cullen, exhibiting at the Art Association of Montreal Museum in 1889. The artist then furthered his studies in Paris at Julian Academy under William Bouguereau and Tony-Robert Fleury.
Comfortable painting in either watercolor or oil, the French countryside provided an abundant choice of subject matter. Common themes for the artist were pastoral/landscape scenes of sheep or cattle, the banks of the Loing canal system, forests, and meadows. Though he did have a studio, Ede preferred working outdoors and
would leave on foot or bicycle with his easel and box of watercolors or oils near his home in Montigny-sur-Loing overlooking the forest of Fontainebleau.
Ede sold his art through galleries in Paris, exhibiting in French salons and working for American art galleries. He was married with three children, Elizabeth, Edith, and Jacques.