About the Book
Edith Park Truesdell (1888-1986) was a painter, a teacher, a writer and a poet. She was also the aunt of a very famous artist: the Bay Area Figurative painter David Park (1911-1960). Truesdell, who exhibited her paintings over a span of more than 75 years, outlived her nephew by 26 years and was able to enjoy the unfolding of Park's posthumous success, a development that delighted her greatly.
Edith Park Truesdell lived precisely by her own advice, with no complaints. She loved life too much to complain, and there was art to be made.
This book includes a 3,000 word essay written by John Seed for the Huffington Post, along with many photos of the artist and images of 39 of her paintings.
John Seed is a professor of art and art history at Mt. San Jacinto College in Southern California. Winner of a 2002 Society of Professional Journalists award in art and entertainment writing, he has written about art and artists for Harvard Magazine, Maui No Ka Oi, Honolulu, Christie's Hong Hong, Arts of Asia, Art Ltd. and Stanford Magazine. He also blogs for the HuffingtonPost Arts and Culture section and Hyperallergic.com