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Despi Tralis-Levy

Despi Tralis-Levy, American writer, painter. Widow Harris Levy scholar, American Academy Art, 1946. Member of Dramatists Guild.

Background

  • Tralis-Levy, Despi was born on March 11, 1918 in Ansonia, Connecticut, United States. Daughter of Peter and Anna (Pappas) Tralis.

  • Education

    • Student, Washington University, St. Louis, 1944—1945. Student, American Academy Art, New York City, 1946. Student, Art Students League, New York City, 1947—1949.

    Career

    • Assistant New York University, 1950—1953.

    Works

    • Exhibitions include Borgenicht Gallery, New York City, 1952-1956, Poindexter Gallery, 1957-1958, Coliseum Gallery, 1957, United Nations Gallery, 1960. Author: (novels) Mariquita, 1965, The Candidate From Hotchkiss Corners, 1968, The Geritol Baracudas Dixieland Murder Mystery, 1973, Deisidemonia, 1980, (plays) The Pawn's Queening, 1967, The Elderdown Quilt, 1969.

    Religion

    Denomination: Greek Orthodox

    Membership

    Member of Dramatists Guild.

    Personality

    Interests

    Violin, flamenco guitar.

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    • 1946
      American Academy Art
    • 1950 - 1953
      Assistant, New York University

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