(1919 - 2012)
Elfriede Martha Abbe was active/lived in New York, District Of Columbia. Elfriede Abbe is known for wood and bronze sculpture, portrait, botanical illustration.
Biography Elfriede Abbe
Following is the obituary of the artist.
Elfriede Martha Abbe
1919-2012 MANCHESTER Elfriede Martha Abbe, 93, passed away Monday, December 31, 2012. Miss Abbe was born February 6, 1919 in Washington D.C., daughter of Cleveland Abbe, Jr. and Frieda (Dauer) Abbe.
Miss Abbe was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother, Ernst C. Abbe. Elfriede was a distinguished international sculptor, graphic artist and botanical illustrator. She received her B.F.A. degree from the College of Architecture at Cornell University in 1940. She studied sculpture under H.P. Camden and Brenda Putnam. From 1942 until her retirement in 1974, Miss Abbe was an illustrator at Cornell University.
Miss Abbe's wood and bronze sculptures
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