Edith London was born in Berlin, Germany, and lived in Durham, NC from 1939 until her death in 1997. She studied art with painter Marcel Gromaire and at the Academie Andre Lhote in Paris. She was a member of the Duke Art Department from 1955 until 1969 and returned to teach studio art in 1973.
She had over 20 solo exhibitions including La Citadella in Ascona, Switzerland; City Hall Art Gallery in Berlin, Germany; The Art Gallery of the International Monetary Fund in Washington, DC; The North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh; The Durham Art Guild, and the Lee Hansley Gallery in Raleigh.
London also participated in over 13 invitational exhibitions including American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters in New York City; North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh; Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro, NC; and Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond.
Her works are in over 13 collections in the United States, Canada, England, France, Switzerland, and Australia. Notable collections include National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington DC, Philip Morris Company in New York City, North Carolina Museum of Art, Gregg Museum of Art and Design at North Carolina University in Raleigh and Kenan Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
She was awarded the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Annual North Carolina Artists Exhibition by the North Carolina Museum of Art and the North Carolina Award in Fine Arts given by Governor James G. Martin.