Hudson Valley Auctioneers
Monday, March 11th • 6:00 PM
432 Main Street
Beacon, NY

Sunday 1-5 pm, Monday 2-6 pm, till sale time, or call for advance preview.

Featuring the recently rediscovered cache of Edith Valarian Cockcroft's paintings, pastels, decorated china and porcelain to be sold in its entirety along with 400 fresh estate lots of furniture, art, smalls and other items of interest.

A painter in the modernist styles of her era, Edith Cockcroft was heavily influenced by Henri Matisse, with whom she studied in Paris in 1898. She was born in Brooklyn to wealthy parents and lived in Allendale, New Jersey.

In 1898, Cockcroft went to France where she spent much time in the art colonies of Pont Aven and Concarneau. She exhibited in Paris at the Salon de la Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts and the Salon d'Automne. "There is probably no truth to the often repeated story that she was a mistress to Paul Gaughin for, by 1898, he had traveled to the South Seas for the last time."

During the early part of the 20th Century, Cockcroft traveled to England, judging by the fact that her 1908 entry in the National Academy of Design was a scene of St. Ives. She also exhibited at the Academy from 1910 to 1915, and at the Art Institute of Chicago, the International Art Union, the Salons of America, the Pennsylvania Academy and the Corcoran Gallery.

Cockcroft married as a teenager and lived with her husband in New York City and then in Sloatsburg, New York. Her husband, Charles Weyand, was a stockbroker who lost much money during the Depression, so she supported them with the making of pottery, jewelry and with fabric designs.

In her later years, Cockcroft traveled to Haiti and did many Haitian paintings. She died in Ramapo, New York. A fire in her studio had destroyed a large number of her paintings, and in the 1990s, a large number of her works were found, having been rescued from a trash compactor.

Source: Stephanie Strass, “American Women Artists”
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY

Exhibited: Carnegie Int., 1909; NAD, 1908-15; Salon D'Automne, 1909-11; PAFA, 1910-13, 1914-15, 1930; NAWA (award, 1915); AIC, 1914; Corcoran Gal., 1914, 1928; Wolfe AC (prize, 1915); Salons of Am., 1925; Greenwich Flower Show, 1934 (prize); Fed. Garden Club, CT, 1935 (prize); Soc. Indep. Artists; Salon des la Société Nat. des Beaux-Arts; Int. Art Union (award) Member: Am. Ceramic Soc.

Comments: A Post-Impressionist, she painted in Paris, Brittany, and Haiti, and was said to have been a friend of Gauguin and Renoir. Founder: Cockcroft Arts, Inc. Also known as Edith Varian Wyland, and E. Varian Cockcroft.

Sources: WW40; Petteys, Dictionary of Women Artists; Falk, Exhibition

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N.Y.S. or out-of-state dealer tax ID signed certificate required for 8.125% sales tax exemption. Excellent lodging (Fishkill, NY) and dining in area. Hot and cold food provided on the premises. Adequate parking behind Yankee Clipper Diner and in municipal lots across from and behind Main Street. Street parking everywhere else. Please respect driveways, etc.


FROM PA & CT: take I-84 to NY Exit 11 (Rt. 9D), go south to Main and turn left, follow to 432 Main. Parking is plentiful behind the Yankee Clipper Diner and on side streets and in lot across from gallery (LOOK FOR SIGNS).
FROM ALBANY: take NYS Thruway (I-87) to Newburgh exit to I-84 East to Exit 11 (just over bridge), turn right onto 9D, and follow above.
FROM NYC: take Palisade Parkway to Bear Mountain Bridge, cross to Rt. 9D north to Beacon, right on Teller Ave. to light at Main, look for parking signs, right on Main to 432.
ALTERNATE ROUTES: NYS Thruway or Sawmill and Taconic Parkways to Rt. 84. Beacon is located where I-84 crosses the Hudson River.

Hudson Valley Auctioneers
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Mailing Address: 432 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508