Edith Louisa Maryon (London, 9 February 1872 – 2 May 1924 in Dornach, Switzerland) was an English sculptor. Along with Ita Wegman, she belonged to the innermost circle of founders of anthroposophy and those around Rudolf Steiner.
Edith Maryon was the second of six children. Her parents were John Maryon Simeon and his wife Louisa Church who lived in London where she grew up. She attended a girls school and later went to a boarding school in the Swiss city of Geneva. During the 1890s she studied sculpture in London at the Central School of Design, and from 1896 at the Royal College of Arts.
Maryon met Rudolf Steiner in 1912/13 and after the summer of 1914 she moved to Dornach. She worked with Steiner on the construction of the first Goetheanum, where she along with Steiner worked on sculpture The Representative of Humanity. She served as the head of the Section of Fine Arts at the Goetheanum. She died of tuberculosis.
Sources and literature 
- Rex Raab, Edith Maryon, Sculptor and Associate of Rudolf Steiner, a biography [...]. Dornach: Philosophisch-anthroposophical Verlag am Goetheanum, 1993. ISBN 3-7235-0648-8
- Rembert Biemond, Edith Maryon, in Anthroposophy in the 20th Century: e. Kulturimpuls in biographical portraits. Edited by Bodo von Plato. Dornach: Verlag am Goetheanum, 2003. ISBN 3-7235-1199-6
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