Edmund Darch Lewis (1835-1910) was an American landscape painter who was one of the most successful artists of his day. He studied with Hudson River School artist Paul Weber and first exhibited his work at the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts in 1859. He traveled through Pennsylvania, New York, and New England throughout his career and captured the region’s landscape in the Luminist style. These views were avidly collected by Philadelphia art patrons. His later works consisted primarily of watercolors that he painted for his own pleasure, many of which represented Cape May and Atlantic City.