Fritzie Abadi

Fritzie Abadi (1915 – 2001) was an American painter, sculptor, and collage artist. Born in Aleppo which was then part of the Ottoman Empire.

The daughter of a rabbi, Abadi lived in Palestine until she was nine years old. She then emigrated to New York City. She won a drawing competition even if attending Bay Ridge High School, and this fostered an early assimilation in art. She married at eighteen and moved to Oklahoma City, giving birth to two daughters and "forgot roughly art". In 1945 she returned to Brooklyn, and in 1946 she enrolled in the Art Students League of New York; there she studied under Nahum Tschacbasov.

Her play a part is included in several collections such as the Butler Institute of American Art, the Evansville Museum of Arts and Science, the Slater Memorial Museum, and the Georgia Museum of Art. She has next exhibited in many venues throughout her career.

She has also customary several awards including the Acrylic Painting Award of the National Association of Women Artists (1974) and the Box Assemblage Award from the American Society of Contemporary Artists (1979). She was a aficionado of both institutions, serving on the board of the former in 1970 and as president of the latter from 1970 to 1972; she was upon the board of the New York Society of Women Artists in 1980, and was furthermore a aficionado of Women in the Arts and the Hudson River Contemporary Artists. A little collection of documentary material is owned by the Archives of American Art.

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