about the artist
Edward August Landon (1911- 1984)
American Painter, Printmaker & Sculpter
Edward August Landon was born March 13 in Hartford, Conn., to Per and Matilda Landin, recent arrivals from Sweden. The youngest of three children he enrolled in the Hartford Art School while completing his studies, and is where he became involved with a local theater company.
His Bohemian wanderings with the troupe inspired a deep affection for the theater, dance and music, all-important themes manifested in numerous examples in his future work.
By the late 1920's, determined to become an artist, Landon set out for New York City.