Final days at the beach, summer of ‘59. W/C and Ink on heavy paper laid down on foam board and protected by a coat of Archival U/V film. “Napeague Bay, Long Island, N.Y.” Signed L/R “Edwardson “(Lawrence Christie, 1904-1995) and annotated on verso. After studying at the Hartford Art School with Gifford Beale, the Connecticut Academy of Fine Art with Edward Dufner, and the New Britain Art League with Alfred Jones and S Nichols, Edwards immigrated south to establish his permanent residence in New Orleans. Maintaining a studio in Brooklyn as well, he became part of the avant-garde group of artists ushering in an era of brilliant color married to geometric interpretation of people, places and things. He exhibited at the Connecticut Academy of Fine Art between 1930 and 1945, the New Haven Paint and Club in 1941 and the New Britain Institute in 1942 through 1946. Found in numerous private and museum collections, Edwardson is now taking his place in the modern American art field.