Elsie Dinsmore Popkin

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Azaleas on Runnymede Road, pastel 22" x 30" ©2003

Cornell News - Cornell Chronicle, March 24, 2005

Remembrance event: On April 3 a remembrance event will be held honoring the life of Elsie Dinsmore Popkin '58, who died Jan. 8. The memorial gathering will take place from 10 a.m. to noon at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, sixth floor, on campus and is being planned by the museum and by Cornell Plantations. Popkin, who earned a B.F.A. from the College of Architecture, Art and Planning, was a noted painter and pastel artist, an active Cornellian and a member of the President's Council of Cornell Women from 1993 until her death. Her landscapes of views from the Johnson Museum's upper-floor windows were exhibited at the museum in June 2003, and her pastel triptych of Cayuga Lake and environs is on display at the Statler Hotel registration desk. She taught workshops in pastel painting to Cornellians and others in the Shoals Marine Laboratory gardens on Appledore Island off the coast of New Hampshire. For more on Popkin, see the obituary notice that ran in the Jan. 20 edition of the Cornell Chronicle http://www.news.cornell.edu/Chronicle/05/1.20.05/Obituaries.html.

Elsie Dinsmore Popkin '58, a graduate of Architecture, Art and Planning, noted artist, active Cornellian and member of PCCW since 1993, died in Winston-Salem, NC on January 8 following chemotherapy for breast cancer. We will certainly miss her, and recognize that many of you may want to attend this event in her honor.

For more information, contact Barbara Orlando.


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