Mar 8, 2016

Gertrude Ederle

Gertrude Ederle Study
12x20 Inches
Oil on Canvas
Available on Etsy


Gertrude Ederle was the first woman to swim across the English Channel in 1926.  She completed her famous swim when she was only twenty years old.  Not only did she make it across, she beat the previous record.  Her new record was not beat for over thirty years.  But her accomplishments were not limited to just her swim across the English Channel.  She won many swimming awards including several Olympic medals.  She also invented swimming goggles and the two piece swim suit.

Gertrude Ederle Study
Watercolor and ink on paper
Available on Etsy


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