Natalie Bachrach. Born May 10, 1913. Became an expert portraitist and landscape painter based in New York City after attending Camp Lenore and receiving honors at Radcliffe College. Married Samm Sinclair Baker. Studied with Kuniyoshi, Raphael Soyer, George Grosz and became lifetime member of the Art Students League of NY. Friends with Reginald Marsh. Showed on East Coast. Wrote art history radio shows for NBC. One of founders of Mamaroneck Artists Guild. In 1950s studied abstraction with Victor Candell and Hans Hofmann. Gave private painting classes to many generations of high school students and women. Author with husband of Abrams published Introduction to Art and de facto collaborator on many other titles. Died May 16, 1998.
Natalie's paintings are represented by the
Laurel Tracy Gallery
Early in her career Natalie won accolades, for instance a prize for the portrait "Young Ruth", but later when she painted nudes she was prohibited from showing them in suburban galleries and her shift to abstraction was not appreciated.