Bachelor, Parsons School Fine & Applied Art. Studied, New York University. Studied lithography, Pratt Graphic Center.
Etching with Ruth Leaf. Painting with Betty Holiday.
Advert artist Newsweek Magazine, New York, 1940—1941. Industrial designer Belle Kogan Associate, 1941—1948. Freelance artist book & magazine illustrating, from 1942.
Teacher and owner Elsa Goldsmith's Studio, 1950—1974, N. Shore Community Art Center, Great Neck, New York, 1971—1973, board director, art coordinator, New York, from 1973. Painting teacher Adult Education Sewanhake High School, Floral Manor, New York, 1972—1974. Guest lecturer La Salle College, 1974.
Member Guild Hall Museum, Artists & Equity and Long Island Art Alliance, 1985. Delegate United States Committee Women Artists, 1994. Lecturer, demonstrator National Organization of Women, New York, 1970—1980.
Board member United Nations International Womens Year Arts Festival, 1975—1976. Member of Silvermine Guild Artists, Women in the Arts, Inc. (board member & bicentennial chairman 1974-1976, Susan Kahn award 1974), International Art Association, National Association Women Artist (chairwoman 1994, 22 major awards 1972-1973, National Exhibition Award 1993, Honors 1994).