She was born Edith Newbold Jones on January 24, 1862 and died August 11, 1937.
During her life she won the Pulitzer-Prize, for her writing. She was an American novelist, wrote short stories and was an interior and garden designer. In 1885 she married Edward (Teddy) Robbins Wharton.
Her books stand out and are read in many universities. She traveled around the world and writing what she saw and felt. Edith Wharton Abroad is a fantastic book about her travels and in particular the gardens she visited.
Her home in Lenox, MA named The Mount has extraordinary landscape/gardens. You can visit her house and grounds.
My sketch for Paint Party Friday.