Eleanor Balienson Heller 1918-2006
Born on March 28, 1918, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Eleanor Heller was the first Florida artist whose work was included in the permanent collection of the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. Heller's education began at
Bryn Mawr College, where she received her Bachelor's Degree in 1939, and earned her Masters in 1941.
Her art career began in earnest in 1947 as a potter in New York City's Greenwich Village, where she lived with her husband Edward, an accountant and former jazz trumpter.
In 1955, Heller opened a studio near the artist's colony at Woodstock, N.Y., where she began working in ceramic sculpture, painting an
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