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Elsie Z. Wilde (1898-1991) Artist

Elsie Wilde had one of those wonderful idyllic lives straight out of a 1950s television show. Where women trained as artists, did New York fashion illustrations for a living until getting married, then moved to the suburbs and had enough wealth to spend the hot months up north and the cooler months down south.    
Ms. Wilde was born in Paterson, NJ, had a studio in Glen Rock, NJ; summered in Rockport, and wintered in Florida.  She painted portraits, landscapes and flowers; exhibited in important shows, i.e.; Ridgewood Art Association, Ridgewood, NJ, and won various awards, including the Rockport Art Association  “most outstanding work in any medium by a new member from 1951 to 1953.”  
She studied at the Art Students League and was a graduate of Parsons School of Fine and Applied Art.  She did fashion work in New York and later studied with George Pearce Ennis, Jon Corbino, Luis Bosa, Junius Allen, as well as other eminent artists.
The two examples here: “Bathrobe on the Balcony” and the…