Putting in the Dory
watercolor
16-1/2'' x 20-1/2''
Warwick, Edward
1881-1973

Edward Warwick was born in Philadelphia in 1881.  He was the husband of Ethel Herrick Warwick and son of Charles F. Warwick, Mayor of Philadelphia from 1895 to 1899.  He was a painter, printmaker, craftsman, writer, lecturer, and teacher. 

He studied at The Delancey School (now The Episcopal Academy), the University of Pennsylvania, and the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art. He received his BA from the University of Pennsylvania in 1905.

Edward Warwick was an instructor at the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art from 1915 to 1933 and then became Dean from 1933 to 1953.

In 1947, the Mayor of Philadelphia appointed him to the Art Jury of Philadelphia.

Warwick was a member of the Philadelphia Watercolor Club where he was Vice President.  He was also a member of the Philadelphia Art Alliance, The Philadelphia Sketch Club, The Print Club, the Arms and Armour Club in New York City, and the Philadelphia Art Club.  He was also on the Board of the Franklin Institute. 

He exhibited regularly at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Philadelphia Watercolor Club, the Philadelphia Sketch Club, and The Print Club.

Edward Warwick was also an authority on Period Costume and Chippendale furniture.  He co-authored Early American Costume with Henry Pitz, which was published in 1929.  He wrote many articles on the subject of Chippendale furniture.

The artist died in 1973.