Asher, Elise, 1914-

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Painter, sculptor, poet; New York, N.Y.; b. 1914

Born in Chicago, Ill., Asher studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, Bradford Junior College, Boston College, and at Simmons College. She began her career as a poet, but turned her attention to painting and sculpture upon her 1947 arrival in New York City. The Tanager Gallery mounted her first solo exhibition in 1953. Asher was married to painter Nanno de Groot from 1949 to 1957. In 1958, she married poet Stanley Kunitz, whose work she often illustrated.

From the description of Elise Asher papers, 1923-1994. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78686307

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referencedIn Asher, Elise : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Asher, Elise, 1914-. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Sandler, Irving, 1925-. Irving Harry Sandler papers, circa 1944-2007, bulk 1944-1980. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Bernard and Rebecca Reis papers, ca. 1924-1985 Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Asher, Elise, 1914-. Elise Asher papers, 1923-1994. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Asher, Elise, 1914-. Elise Asher : artist file : study photographs and reproductions of works of art with accompanying documentation 1930?-1990 [graphic] [compiled by staff of The Museum of Modern Art, New York]. Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection
creatorOf Burlin, Paul, 1886-1969. Paul Burlin papers, 1915-1974. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Dorothy C. Miller papers, circa 1912-1992, bulk 1959-1984 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
creatorOf Reis, Bernard. Bernard and Rebecca Reis papers, ca. 1924-1985. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Miller, Dorothy Canning, 1904-2003. Dorothy C. Miller papers, circa 1912-1992, bulk 1959-1984. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Asher, Elise, 1914-. Elise Asher artist file. Whitney Museum of American Art, Library
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associatedWith Bultman, Fritz, 1919-1985. person
associatedWith Burlin, Paul, 1886-1969. person
associatedWith De Groot, Nanno, 1913-1964. person
associatedWith Frankenthaler, Helen, 1928-2011. person
associatedWith Guston, Philip, 1913- person
associatedWith Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966. person
associatedWith Kunitz, Stanley, 1905- person
associatedWith Mailer, Norman. person
associatedWith Miller, Dorothy Canning person
associatedWith Miller, Dorothy Canning, 1904-2003. person
associatedWith Motherwell, Robert. person
associatedWith Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Nevelson, Louise, 1899-1988. person
associatedWith Reis, Bernard person
associatedWith Reis, Bernard. person
associatedWith Reis, Rebecca person
associatedWith Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970. person
associatedWith Sandler, Irving, 1925- person
associatedWith Stamos, Theodoros, 1922-1997. person
associatedWith Tworkov, Jack. person
associatedWith Vonnegut, Kurt. person
associatedWith Whitney Museum of American Art. corporateBody
associatedWith Williams, William Carlos, 1883-1963. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State)--New York
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Poets
Art, American
Women painters
Art--American (?)--Reproductions
Women sculptors
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Birth 1914

Death 2014

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