Edna Martin, born in Seekonk, Massachusetts, graduated from RISD in 1918.Her focus was on drawing and painting. She worked under Eliza Gardiner, the nationally recognized printmaker. Upon graduating, Martin secured a teaching position at the Lincoln School - a career which was to last 44 years. Martin’s love for the outdoors is evident in her work, inspired by her love of horseback riding, hiking, and managing her family farm. On trips to Wyoming during the summers of 1929 and 1931, Martin produced watercolors and etchings that highlighted the integration of her abilities in draftsmanship, printmaking, and composition.