Elisabeth Frischauf, M.D. grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, the daughter of refugee parents from Vienna. Mainly self-taught, she studied working with clay at the Hudson Valley Museum, Yonkers, the Riverside Church and Earthworks in New York City. Her studio is located in Lake Carmel, New York.
Her interview of July 2, 2014 with the Putnam County Press Times, sums up her purpose. “While she has been creating art for more than 40 years, she started seriously delving into the professional world of art only five years ago.
A participant in many shows, in New York City and the mid-Hudson region, her mobile, “Yes, We Can,” was juried into the Landfill Art Project show at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. Other juried shows include a collaborative project, Bed of Trees,” at Peter’s Valley; “Hit or Miss 1 and 2,” mobiles, at the Putnam Arts Council in Mahopac, New York; “High Steppers, ceramic shoe series,” at Studio around the Corner, Brewster, N.Y., “Hit or Miss 1 and 2,” at Art Mora in New York City and multiple ceramic plaques and ceramic shoes at the Gallery at Eastern Hay in Pawling, N.Y. Her sculptural ceramic piece, “U R Subject 2 Random Search,” won Honorable Mention in the Empire of Art Competition by the NY Boyer Foundation, 2015.
She is a member of the Ceres Gallery in New York City and has received commissions for painting, name plaques, art mugs, wedding vases and more.