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Speaking of EDNA LEWIS

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In speaking of Edna Lewis it might be remembered that she came to Positano in 1952 and a year later founded the “Positano Art Workshop”. A school of painting and sculpture attended by young people from all over the world.


She contacted teachers in the most famous Italian academies and, among these Angelo Savelli, Piero Dorazio, Achille Perilli and Ibrahim Kodra joined Peter Thomson (recently deceased), Eugene Charlton and Randall Morgan.


A generation of young artists, mostly from the United States, attended the Worksop which thus became an international artisitic point of reference and which contributed to making Positano famous throughout the world.


Edna Lewis died in Positano in August of 1972 having dedicated her life to the diffusion of art. With her death the experience of the Art Workshop came to an end. However, she made a last act of affection to Positano by leaving in her will her collection of art to the commune of Positano.


In consideration of this , the Town Council has accepted the proposal put forward by Giulio Gargiulo to dedicate the little square in front of the church of Santa Caterina to the memory of Edna Lewis.

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