Frances Schachter Kornbluth
North Grosvenordale, Conn. — Frances Schachter Kornbluth of North Grosvenordale, Conn., and Monhegan Island died May 26, 2014, in Dayville, Conn. She was 93 years old.
She graduated from Brooklyn College in 1940 with a degree in music. From 1955-1959, she attended the Brooklyn Museum Art School. In 1962, she earned her master's degree at Pratt Institute. She married Marvin “Bud” Kornbluth in 1942, and they had two children, residing in Merrick, N.Y., and later in North Grosvenordale. They maintained a summer home on Monhegan Island.
Frances had a lengthy career as a visual artist and received numerous awards and medals, including a Lifetime Achievement Award from Brooklyn College. Her paintings are held in collections worldwide and have been shown at the Portland Museum of Art and the Slater Memorial Museum in Norwich, Conn., among others. She began painting on Monhegan Island during the late 1950s. She continued exhibiting there and at her Connecticut studio, as well as in many solo and juried shows, until the end of her life.
She is survived by her sister, her son and daughter, a grandson and great-grandson, and hundreds of fine artworks.