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Foley, Elle

After a career with Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill in New York, Elle returned to the Art Students League in that city and studied the techniques of the old master painters with teacher Frank Mason. She stretches her own canvases and sizes them with rabbitskin glue as painters did in the 16th century. Constructing each landscape with fore, middle, and background planes, we see her analytical mind keep pace with her creative talent to render a vineyard in Italy or a boat yard in Nantucket with the same vigor and delight. Her work has won awards in New York at the Salmagundi Club, National Arts Club, and the Best of Show prize from the Nantucket Artists Association as well.