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|Tosca Olinsky was born on March 11, 1909, in Florence, Italy. The
daughter of Ivan Olinsky, (1878-1962), she worked primarily in New York
City and Old Lyme, Connecticut where she joined her famous father, who
was long associated with the Old Lyme Artists Colony. There she
was both an active painter and teacher at the school.|
She was a
member of the National Academy of Design, American Water Color Society,
the National Arts Club and the Lyme Art Association. She
exhibited in sixteen annual exhibitions of the National Academy of
Design, won the Gloria Layton Prize in 1960 at the Allied Artists of
America exhibition, and displayed works at the National Arts Club in
New York, in 1934, 1935 and 1937. In 1957, she won the Jane
Peterson Prize and 1957 the Lamont Prize at the Audubon Artists
Exhibition. Other exhibition venues included the National Association
of Women Artists and the Pennsylvania Academy.
A one-person show was held in 1958 at the Lyman Allyn Museum in New London, Connecticut.
Olinsky painted in a somewhat decorative manner, employing both
principals of Modern Art such as French Cubism and American
Precisionism, with restrained subject matter, often still lifes.
is known about the last 20 years of her life except that in 1982, the
year before she died, she was living in Old Lyme on Beckwith Lane.
Paul L Sternberg, Art by American Women
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