Student, Maryland. Institute College Art, 1937-1955.
She was best known for using bright colors and was called "The Grand Duchess of Baltimore Painters" by Ned Oldham as quoted by Rebecca Hoffberger in Baltimore Magazine. She received her training at the Maryland Institute College of Art, where she was a student of Leonard Bahr and Louis Bouché. Erbe died on August 21, 2014 at the age of 87.
Erbe"s work has been the subject of more than sixty solo exhibitions including at:
The Baltimore Museum of Art
The Butler Institute of American Art
The Johns Hopkins University
The Smithsonian Institution (Washington, District of Columbia)
Philadelphia Art Alliance
Salpeter Gallery (New York City)
Saint John"s College (Annapolis, Doctor of Medicine)
The Art Gallery at the University of Maryland
I.F. A. Gallery (Washington, District of Columbia).
Children from previous marriage: Joan Randolph Edwards, Constance Carver Edwards. Married George Udel, May 22, 1956 (deceased November 1999). 1 child, Jacob.