|Birth name||Elfriede Martha Abbe|
|Born||February 6, 1919
|Died||December 31, 2012|
Elfriede Martha Abbe (1919-2012) is an American sculptor, wood engraver and botanical illustrator, often displaying nature and simple country living inspired by her Upstate New York home. A self-publisher, Abbe has printed numerous hand-printed books, which she creates on a printing press in her studio.
Personal life & teaching
Elfriede Abbe was born in Washington, D.C. in 1919. She graduated from Cornell University in 1940, earning a degree in architecture and attended Syracuse University. From 1942 until her retirement in 1974 she was an illustrator at Cornell. Upon retirement from Cornell in 1974 she has lived and worked in Vermont, she lived in Manchester, Vermont until her death in 2012. She is represented by Elaine Beckwith Gallery.
- Barrett-Colea Prize; National Sculpture Society
- Elliot Liskin Award; Salmagundi Club
- Gold; National Arts Club
- Gold; Pen & Brush
- Fellowship; The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation
- Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
- Herzog August Library, Wolfenbüttel, Germany
- Keene State College, Keene, New Hampshire
- Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
- McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
- Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York
- National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
- New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, New York
- Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts
- Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
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- "Artist biographies". Arizona Timebank. Retrieved 13 Jun 2011.
- "Elfriede Abbe work on exhibit at Cornell's Kroch Library". Cornell Chronicle. 1996. Retrieved 13 Jun 2011.
- "Elfriede Abbe". Printmaking. Frog Hollow. Retrieved 13 Jun 2011.
- "Elfriede Abbe, Wood Engravings". Prints, Drawings and Photographs. Retrieved 13 Jun 2011.
Published works by Abbe
- Abbe, Elfriede. The Plants of Virgil's Georgics: Commentary and Woodcuts By Elfriede Abbe. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1965. ISBN 0-8014-0001-5