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Elsie Dinsmore Popkin, American Artist. Named Winston-Salem Artist of Year, Sawtooth Center Visual Art, 1989; fellow Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, New York, 1985, Virginia Center Creative Arts, Sweet Briar, 1983-1985.

Background

Popkin, Elsie Dinsmore was born on January 11, 1937 in Abington, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Archibald Alexander and Helen Smedes (Latta) Dinsmore.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Cornell Univercity, 1958; postgrad, New York University, 1960-1968.

Career

Artist in residence Reynolda House Museum American Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1975-1978, Shoals Marine Laboratory, Appledore Island, Maine, 1996—2003, Crater Lake National Park, 2001. Consultant Richard Joshua Reynolds Corporation Art Program, Winston-Salem, 1978-1979. Lecturer pastel workshops Reynolda House Museum American Art, since 1975.

Teacher workshops Sawtooth Center Visual Arts, Winston-Salem, since 1982. Board directors, secretary North Carolina Volunteer Lawyers for Arts, 1986-1992. Workshop teacher Shoals Marine Laboratory, Appledore Island, Maine, 1999-1903, Penland School of Crafts, North Carolina, 2002-2003.

Works

  • Other Work

    • One woman shows include Salem College Fine Arts Center, Winston-Salem, 1980, 95, Ward-Nasse Gallery, New York City, 1975, 77, 82, 84, Lincoln Center Gallery, New York City, 1985, 86, Wyomissing (Pennsylvania) Institute Fine Arts, 1955, 86, Uptown Gallery, New York City, 1986, 89, 91, 94, 95, 97, 99, 2002, Herbert F. Johnson Museum Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1988, 2003, Jennifer Moore Gallery, Greensboro, North Carolina, 1989, Winston-Salem Artist of Year Retrospective Sawtooth Center Visual Arts, 1989. Cardoza School Law Yeshiva University, New York City, 1989-1990, Artworks Gallery, Winston-Salem, 1990, 91, 92—. Exhibitions include Crater Lake Centennial Exhibition, Schneider Museum Art, Southern Oregon University, Ashland Oregon, 2002.

      Illustrator symphony programs.

Membership

Member alumni advisory council College Architecture, Art and Planning Cornell University, 1975-1980, Cornell University Council, 1995-1999, since 2001, president's council Cornell Women, since 1993. Artists rights activist. Member Arts Advocates of North Carolina.

Board directors Southeastern Center Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1975-1979. Member Associated Artists Winston-Salem (president 1975-1976), Artworks Gallery.

Connections

Married Mark Anthony Popkin, December 20, 1961. Children: Laird Alexander, Maurice Benjamin, Elizabeth Dinsmore.

father:
Archibald Alexander Dinsmore

mother:
Helen Smedes (Latta) Dinsmore

spouse:
Mark Anthony Popkin

children:
Maurice Benjamin Popkin

Laird Alexander Popkin

Elizabeth Dinsmore Popkin