Edith Pijpers was born in Amsterdam in 1886 and was a versatile painter. In The Hague she followed a course at the Haagse Teekenacademie. She painted, drew and was active as a graphic artist. She also devoted herself to making woodcuts. Early in her career, she lived and worked in Laren and was taught by Hendrik Jan Wolter. In that period she became acquainted with the flow of luminism with the emphasis on strong light effects and bright colours. She then went to work in The Hague, Amsterdam, Gorssel and Amersfoort. The painter became known mainly for her figures, flower still lifes and landscapes in bright colour combinations.