Edmund J. Pendleton
1899 - 1987
American composer Edmund Pendleton was born on March 1st 1899 in Cincinnati. He first attended Columbia University in New York and then went on to study in Europe, learning composition with Paul Dukas and orchestral direction with Charles Münch, Pierre Monteux and Igor Markevitch. He composed a large number of works over the course of his career. Pendleton played the organ for the American Church in Paris between 1935 and 1975 and wrote as a music critic for the New York Herald Tribune for 20 years. He was a good friend of many of his contemporaries in other art forms, including James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway and Pablo Picasso. He died on January 31st 1987 and is buried at the Guitrancourt Cemetery in Yvelines.