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Source: The British Australian and New Zealander, 13 November, 1924 (p. 18)
Edith M. Fry Edith M. Fry i(A5966 works by) (a.k.a. E. M. Fry; Edith May Fry)
Born: Established: 1883 Copeland, Gloucester area, Upper Hunter - Dungog - Gloucester area, Newcastle - Hunter Valley area, New South Wales, ; Died: Ceased: ca. 1950 London,
United Kingdom (UK),
Western Europe, Europe,

Gender: Female
Expatriate assertion
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Edith M. Fry was an expatriate Australian artist and author. She was educated at Sydney Girls' High School, and then the University of Sydney, where she graduated with a B.A. in 1904. She initially studied art in Sydney, but later went on to complete her training in Paris, at one point attending the Academie Colarossi. In the years following World War I, Fry left Paris and relocated to London, where she moved within expatriate art and literary circles. During the early 1920s her works appeared in exhibitions in Paris and London, and at this time she also contributed occasional articles to magazines such as Studio,Connoisseur, Drawing and Design, Art in Australia, and also the Sydney Morning Herald. In 1924 she helped organise the 'Australian Artists in Europe' exhibition in London. She was for a number of years the driving force within the Panton Arts Club, which held exhibitions and literary events in London, and she also edited the Panton Magazine. During the later 1930s she became connected with the British Authors' Press, where she held an editorial position. At the time of her death she was editor of the British Annual of Literature.

One of Fry's sisters was the Australian feminist, teacher and social worker F. M. (Mildred) Muscio . Another sister, Eva Fry, was for a number of years mathematics mistress at Ascham School, in Sydney.

During the early 1920s, Fry was frequently mentioned in the social pages of the British Australasian and the later named British Australian and New Zealander. The brief biographical item that appeared in the British Australian and New Zealander of 13 November, 1924 (p. 18), includes her photo.

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  • This Edith Fry should not be confused with Edith Ada Fry (1858-1940), a prominent Australian feminist.
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