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Melanie S. Alter Edit Profile

Interior designer , jewelry designer , print maker

Melanie S. Alter, American Jewelry designer, interior designer, print maker. Recipient Interior of Year award General Electric, 1970.

Background

Alter, Melanie S. was born on December 14, 1937 in La Salle, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Harry Emlyn and Thelma Celia (Klein) Rose.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Wisconsin, 1959.

Career

Staff designer, W.J. Sloane, Beverly Hills, California, 1959-1961;print maker, Chicago, Indpls, 1963-1965;owner, designer, Melanie Interiors, Indianapolis, 1965-1970;owner, designer, Melanie Collection, Albuquerque, New Mexico, since 1977. Instructor in designing, stringing, identifying beads through community organizations.

Achievements

  • Avocations: collecting s.w. print makers, fetishes, raising labrador dogs, diving, white water rafting.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Jewelry designer, exhibiting in shows worldwide, including de Young Museum, San Francisco, also Saks Fifth Ave, Nordstrom's. Author art column Jewish Post, 1967-1969.

Membership

Board member Southern Shore Commission, Chogo., 1963-1965. Founder frst art, music programs in Indianapolis schools 1967-1969. Docent Maxwell Museum Anthropology, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1976-1978.

Member Humane Society Albuquerque, since 1976. Member New Mexico Bead Society (founder, first president, board directors), Albuquerque United Artists (board directors).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: collecting s.w. print makers, fetishes, raising labrador dogs, diving, white water rafting.

Connections

Married John May (deceased February, 1963). Married Milton Alter (divorced July, 1976). Children: Craig, Meridee, Joel.

father:
Harry Emlyn Rose

mother:
Thelma Celia (Klein) Rose

spouses:
John May

Milton Alter

children:
Craig Alter

Meridee Alter

Joel Alter