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artist , educator

Grace Elizabeth Bailey, Hungarian artist, educator. Recipient Excellence in Baroque Music award New Jersey State Council on Arts, 1980-1985, Union County Arts Council, 1980, Merck & Company, 1982, 84, Mobil Oil Corporation, 1981-1985, Morgan Guaranty Bank, 1981-1985, Prudential Assurance, 1984, Electro Marketing, 1981-1985; named Volunteer of Year, New Jersey daily newspaper, 1977, Somerset Messenger Gazette, 1979.


Bailey, Grace Elizabeth was born on June 7, 1937 in Budapest, Hungary. Daughter of Samuel Herbert and Carmen Elizabeth (Stassik) Johnson.


Bachelor in Sociology, University Leeds, England, 1959. Student, Leeds College Fine Arts, 1960.


Assistant welfare officer, Tootal Company Ltd., Manchester, England, 1958;junior high school teacher, Leeds Education Authority, 1959-1962;elementary teacher, Bedford (England) Education Authority, 1965-1968;elementary teacher, Westfield (New Jersey) Board Education, 1969-1972;pottery artist and teacher, Westfield, since 1972. Art advisor Girl Scouts United States, since 1972, Boy Scouts American, since 1972. Demonstrator schools, music, libraries, company fairs.


  • Avocations: all fine arts, baroque music, sailing. F C.


  • Other Work

    • Participant numerous art shows. Featured in numerous magazine articles.


Charter member board directors New Jersey Theatre Forum, Plainfield, 1974-1979. Chairman board directors Abendmusik, Westfield, 1978-1986. Head choirmother, business manager St. Paul's Choir Men and Boys, Westfield, 1973-1986.

Volunteer and counselor Spellman Center for Human Immunodeficiency Virus disease at St. Clare's Hospital, New York, since 1987. Member of Advance (secretary, vice president), Couples (Westfield) (vice president), Raritan Yacht Ladies (skipper).


  • Other Interests

    All fine arts, baroque music, sailing.


Married Philip James Bailey, August 22, 1959. Children: Michael Philip, Julia Anne.

Samuel Herbert Johnson

Carmen Elizabeth (Stassik) Johnson

Philip James Bailey

Michael Philip Bailey

Julia Anne Bailey