Elizabeth Leary has been described as a classical realist, that is, an artist who perceives in the chaos of the world a
certain mathematical clarity. Mrs. Leary's palette is severely reductive - her work places great emphasis on precise
drawing over which color is layered in monochromatic washes. This austerity and clarity of vision lend an aura of haiku
poetry to her still lifes and architectural painting.
An honors graduate in art from Skidmore College she was a modelmaker for Walter Gropius at The Architects Collaborative in
Cambridge, Massachusetts and a graphic designer for NASA at the Harvard College Observatory.
Since 1965 she has had over thirty one-man shows and has exhibited in the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Show in New York, with
The Brandywine Artists in New Jersey, and the Artists of America Show in Denver.
An award winning artist, her work is in collections both here and abroad. Mrs. Leary lives and works on her farm in Byfield, Massachusetts.