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artist , cartographer , poet

Elizabeth Russack Wickenheiser, American artist, poet, cartographer. Recipient 1st prize pastels, 2d prize drawings AM VETS Army Map Service artists, 1956, award certified for dedicated volunteer service Government of Montgomery County, 1991.


Wickenheiser, Elizabeth Russack was born on September 21, 1914 in New York City. Daughter of Martin and Nettie (Shako) Russack.


Student, School Fine and Applied Art Pratt Institute, 1931-1933;student, New York University, 1934.


Cartographer, United States Army Map Service, Washington, 1951-1967;assistant curator art exhibits, Alexander Gallery, Washington, 1953-1954;curator, Alexander Gallery, Washington, 1955-1960. Advising committee decorations Army Map Svc., 1960-1967, map service exhibits committee, 1963-1967, sponsor arts club, 1959.


  • Other Work

    • One woman shows include 5 at Alexander Gallery, 1954-1958, Kensington Bank, 1960, University Maryland, 1961, Gurmukh Arts Gallery, 1983. Exhibited Metropolitan State annuals, 1952-1955, 59, National Collection Fine Arts Smithsonian Institute, 1954, Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers Society, Corcoran Gallery Art, Washington, 1951, 1953-1956, 58, Washington Water Color Club annual, 1955, 58, Maryland Artists annual Baltimore Museum Art, 1956, Psychiatric Institute Art Association Montgomery County, Maryland, 1981. Contributor Federal Poet (editor 1984-1985), Cicada, Haiku Zasshi Zo, Waterways, Green County Council Arts Literary Supplement, Modern Haiku, 1983-1987, 89, Psychopoetica (England), 1990-1991, Passager, 1991.

      Poetry readings include DC Space, 1984, The Writer's Center, 1984, The Art Barn Association, 1984, Tenley Friendship Public Library., 1984, Slavin Gallery, 1985, Lyric Society Gaithersberg, 1985, Twinbrook Public Library., 1986, Kensington Park Community Library., 1998.


Active Girl Scouts; supervisor, sponsor, instructor arts crafts activities Montgomery County, Maryland. Set up, contributed numerous local exhibits including American Association of University Women Fellowship Fund, 1947, Parent-Teachers Association Kensington (Maryland) Schools, Noyes Library, Chevy Chase Library, 1960, 65, 77, 80. Member National Federation State Poetry Societies, Federal Poets Washington, National Museum Women in Arts, Association Mapping Srs, National Women's History Museum, National Museum of America Indians(charter member).


Married Herbert Emil Wickenheiser, October 14, 1933 (deceased 1982). Children: Georgine Elizabeth Altomare, Alice Emma Martinelli, Herbert Matthias, Phyllis Hope Graudszus, Walter Russack.

Martin Russack

Nettie (Shako) Russack

Herbert Emil Wickenheiser

Georgine Elizabeth Altomare Wickenheiser

Alice Emma Martinelli Wickenheiser

Herbert Matthias Wickenheiser

Phyllis Hope Graudszus Wickenheiser

Walter Russack Wickenheiser