Edna Bridge was born and grew up at New House farm, Hockley, Essex. She was the step-daughter of Charles Greenford. Much later, in the 1950's she moved to Newlyn where she was able to set up her first small Studio. [Information provided by nephew who holds work by her in the family.]
Five paintings by this landscape and flower painter, form part of the permanent collection of art in the possession of St Michael's Hospital (SMH) Hayle. Bridge was a member of the NSA and made an Honorary Life Member for her services to the Gallery. Two of her paintings are also part of the NAG collection.
A recent correspondent (2015) wrote that he had purchased a painting, St Agnes, by Edna Bridge, in St Ives in the 1960s. Another has reported a portrait painted by Bridge of his mother, Irene Greenford, which is signed.
Painter in oils of landscape and flowers; portraits
works and access
Works incl: (all at SMH) Wild Flowers (1950); Little Home (1952); Bridge at Bruges; Land's End; Zennor Point
(at NAG) Old Newlyn, Summer (1955); Girl in a Bonnet; St Agnes
NSA: Listed 1972-73
misc further info
Hardie (1995) 100 Years in Newlyn/Diary of a Gallery (memb lists)
McLeod, Alister J (1973) Newlyn Society of Artists 1895-1973 (NAG 12 page brochure)
Public Catalogue Foundation (2007) Oil Paintings in Public Ownership in Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly pp64-5, p80