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artist , educator

Martha Mayer Erlebacher, American Artist, educator. Recipient Bertha Shay award Cheltenham Art Center, 1967, Netsky-Sernaker Memorial prize, 1973, Vivian and Meyer P. Potamkin prize, 1974; Yaddo fellow, 1966, 73, senior fellow National Endowment for Arts, 1982, fellow Pennsylvania Council on Arts, 1988; grantee Ingram Merrill Foundation, 1978, Mellon Venture Fund, 1987; also other grants and awards.

Background

Erlebacher, Martha Mayer was born on November 21, 1937 in Jersey City. Daughter of Desiderius and Mary (Persa) Mayer.

Education

Student, Gettysburg College, Pennsylvania, 1956. Bachelor of Industrial Design, Pratt Institute, 1960. Master of Fine Arts, Pratt Institute, 1963.

Doctor of Fine Arts (honorary), New York Academy Art, 2006.

Career

Industrial designer, illustrator Arthur Wagner Associates, New York City, 1956-1961. Teacher anatomy and figure drawing University of Arts, Philadelphia, 1978-1994. Teacher Philadelphia College Art, 1966-1968, 78-94.

Teacher anatomical drawing and painting Graduate School Figurative Art, New York Academy Art, New York City, 1992-2006, others. Guest lecturer Graduate School Art Yale University, 1974, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1975, Philadelphia College Art, 1976, University Connecticut, Storrs, 1977, Tyler School Art Temple University, 1978, Medical College Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1987, New York Academy Art, 1990, others. Visiting artist colleges universities including University Wisconsin, Oshkosh, 1979, Syracuse University, 1986-1987, University Michigan, 1988, California State University, 1989, 91, Tulane University, New Orleans, 1992, Kalamazoo Institute Arts, 1989.

Panelist arts shows, since 1978. Juror University Delaware, 1979, New York Statewide Bi-Annual, Trenton, 1984, Moss Rehabilitation Hospital, Philadelphia, 1985, Texas National '98, Nacogdoches.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Exhibited in one-person shows at Robert Schoelkopf Gallery, New York City, 1973, 75, 78, 80, 82, 85, Dart Gallery, Chicago, 1976, 78, 83, Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, 1989, 91, Kalamazoo Institute Arts, 1989, Fischbach Gallery, New York City, 1993, 95, The More Gallery, Philadelphia, 1993, 97, 2000, Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, 1999, 2002, Arnot Museum, Elmira, New York, 2001, Forum Gallery, New York City, 2003, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, 2005, 10, University North Carolina, Wilmington, 2007, Sullivan-Goss Gallery, Santa Barbara, California, 2007-2010, Rosenthal FIne Arts, Chicago, others. Exhibited in group shows Brooklyn Museum, 1960, Philadelphia Art Alliance, 1967, Suffolk Museum, Stony Brook, New York, 1971, Pratt Manhattan Center, 1971, American Academy Arts and Letters, New York City, 1973, 76, 87, Yale University Art Gallery, 1973, Philadelphia Civic Center, 1974, Museum Art, Penn. State University, 1974, 76, New York Cultural Center, 1975, Library.

      Congress, 1975, University Notre Dame, 1976, Ringling Museum Art, Sarasota, Florida, 1976, Fogg Art Museum Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1976, Art Gallery Boston University, 1977, Penn. Academy Fine Arts, 1978, 81, 82, Philadelphia Museum Art, 1979, Centro Colombo Americano, Bogota, Colombia, 1979, Fendrick Gallery, Washington, 1980, Print Club, Philadelphia, 1980, 88, Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, 1981, Woodmere Art Gallery, Philadelphia, 1982, University Art Museum, Santa Barbara, California, 1983, New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, 1984, Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York, 1986, School Fine Arts Gallery Indiana University, 1987, Sherry French Gallery, New York City, 1988, 91, 92, Jack Wright Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida, 1992, Contemporary Realist Gallery, San Francisco, 1993, 94, Gerald Peters Gallery, Sante Fe, 1993, Fletcher Gallery, Sante Fe, 1994, Arnot Museum, Elmira, 2000, Southern Allegheny Museum Fine Art, Altoona, Pennsylvania, many others. Represented in private public collections including Cleveland Museum Art, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, American Telephone & Telegraph Company Company, Incorporated, Chicago, University Notre Dame, Art Institute Chicago, Fogg Museum of Art, Federal Reserve Bank, New York City, Penn.

      Academy Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Valparaiso University, Philadelphia Museum Art, Library. Congress, Flint Institute Arts, New Jersey State Museum, others.

Connections

Married Walter Erlebacher, June 26, 1961 (deceased August 1991). Children: Adrian Immanuel, Jonah Daedalus.

father:
Desiderius Mayer

mother:
Mary (Persa) Mayer

spouse:
Walter Erlebacher

children:
Adrian Immanuel Erlebacher

Jonah Daedalus Erlebacher