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Mildred Elfman Greenberg remembered


July 29, 2006   ·   7 Comments


Check out a wonderful remembrance blogger Martin Bromirski wrote on anaba about Philadelphia artist/photographer Mildred Elfman Greenberg. It’s really beautiful. His previous post shows some of her work.


7 Responses to “Mildred Elfman Greenberg remembered”

  1. Martin says:

    where are mildred’s philadelphia friends????

  2. libby says:

    It sounds like she was quite elderly. Perhaps her peers all had died, or at least don’t read artblog. We skew kind of young. I don’t know if there had been an obituary in the newspaper.

  3. I can tell you one thing about Mildred, as an avid art collector that i am her art commands history. And Respect. Two look at a piece by her is two see true beauty and two own a piece is two have admired a great Woman whos career as an artist will slowly cut a path in history…

    Mildred Greenberg is one of the top 4% in my opinion but dont take my word for it ( Riddle me this how many 70 year olds rebirth them selves in abstraction i no of a few an one is Picasso.
    I own a piece by Mildred From her early Painted Bride Era an its a beauty… Cheers two all who Cherish this artists career because she deserves praise…… Thanks Chuck

  4. libby says:

    Thanks for adding your voice to the interest in Mildred Greenberg’s work!!! I would compare her work to the currently widely admired Isa Genzken.

  5. Joydawn says:

    Hello, all – I am looking for assistance regarding Mildred Greenberg. My aunt left me 2 of Ms. Greenberg’s original watercolor airbrush paintings, framed under glass in shadow box, size approx 36″x 26″. On the back is handwritten:

    1) “Airbrush Second Series #13 (1978)”
    2) “Airbrush Third Series #17 (1979)”

    As I am not an art lover like she was, I feel it is important to pass these onto someone who would appreciate them more, they are just taking up space in my home. I live close to Philadelphia – can anyone suggest where I should go to have them properly certified and appraised, and perhaps sell? If I were in a position to donate them I would, but I’m not, and I could really use the proceeds should they truly be authentic and saleable.

    Many thanks,


  6. libby says:

    Hi, Dawn, I will pass your note on to the artist’s daughter. I would imagine that she could help you authenticate them. As for selling them, I really don’t know. Perhaps an auction house like Fuller’s could help you both with auctioning them and with authenticating them.

  7. HelloDawn, I can help sell or even purchase these works,
    Im Charles Trush feel free two call me 856 283 1309.

    Becareful what auction house you use an please put a reserve or ask the auctioneer two start the bidding at a reasonable start…
    always make sure you talk directly two a good house because if you dont they may not catalog it, an then it would go under the wire

    This is just some info for you.
    This comes from years of buying an selling art, “”AND KNOWING THAT THE RIGHT AUCTION MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE….


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