Anita Weschler

Anita Weschler (December 11, 1903 – March 12, 2000) was an American sculptor, painter, interior decorator, poet, and author.

Weschler was a indigenous of New York City, the daughter of J. Charles and Hulda Mayer Weschler. She first studied at the Horace Mann School previously going on to the Parsons School of Design, the Art Students League of New York, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Her instructors included William Zorach and Albert Laessle. She married Herbert E. Solomon in 1928 and as soon as him lived at Long Hill, a house in Erwinna, Pennsylvania. She retained an apartment in New York City to which she relocated for eternity in the beforehand 1980s. Solomon died in 1995; Weschler died at her Waverly Place apartment five years later, leaving a nephew and his intimates as her survivors. Weschler came to sculpture approaching accidentally, having in the past studied fashion design, interior decoration, and painting. Beginning in the 1950s she turned over to painting, using plastic resins and synthetic glazes to build colorful works.
Active in the Federal Arts Project, she produced a further in terra cotta, Early Days at Elkin, for the Elkin, North Carolina broadcast office in 1939. Her 1951 sculpture Victory Ball, in cast stone, is in the amassing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

A bronze bust of William Zorach is owned by the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The Humanist, an to come use of fiberglass as sculptural material, was owned by Warren Allen Smith, later becoming the property of the Institute for Humanist Studies. Other pieces are in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art and Yale University.

Weschler was a founding enthusiast of the Sculptors Guild and was a believer of the National Association of Women Artists and the Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors. She was nimble as a writer, producing exploit for numerous art journals and publishing a baby book of poetry, Nightshade, in 1931. Her papers are held at Syracuse University.

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