Martha Mayer Erlebacher

American , 1937 -

Martha Mayer Erlebacher received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Pratt Institute in New York. She is now Chair of the Faculty at the New York Academy of Art in Manhattan.

Erlebacher is best known for her painting, many of which show her extensive background in anatomy, historical painting techniques and the literature of realist painting. She has also completed prints, such as “Still Life”(1978), a lithograph on white arches cover paper. Since the 1970s, she has painted fruit, eggs, pots, vases and a variety of other objects. She also paints Renaissance- like figures, primarily portraits and the female nude.

Erlebacher’s awards and grants include the Ingram Merrill Foundation Grant, a Mellon Venture Fund Grant, a National Endowment for the Arts Senior Fellowship and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship in the Visual.


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