Elise Asher (1912 – 2004) was an American painter and poet. She is known for paintings on canvas and plexiglas, illustrating poems written by herself and others. Early life Elise Asher was born on 15 January 1912 in Chicago. Her mother died of cancer when she was young, so she and her three siblings were primarily raised by her father. 
- March 8, 2004 (aged 92), New York City, US
- January 15, 1912, Chicago, Illinois, US
- Painting, poetry
Elise Asher 1914–2004. Chicago born Elise Asher was a poet, painter and sculptor. She studied art in Chicago and Boston, before moving to New York in 1947. Here Asher began to paint mystical landscapes in a vivid palette. She had her first solo show in New York in 1953, and two years later published her first poetry collection.
One of the women of Abstract Expressionism, Elise Asher’s paintings of the 1950s and 1960s blend calligraphic handwriting with color and brushwork. The personal style of these linear abstractions was Asher’s unique contribution to the movement. Asher also published three volumes of poetry in 1955, 1994, and 2000.
Elise Asher. American, 1914-2004. Elise Asher, a poet and painter who lived in New York and Provincetown was the wife of poet Stanley Kunitz.Elise Asher, a Village bohemian whose friends included the Abstract Expressionist painters Philip Guston, Franz Kline, and Mark Rothko. Elise Asher and Stanley Kunitz married and moved in together on ...
15 mar 2004 · aveva 92 anni, era anche una apprezzata poetessa
13 mar 2004 · Elise Asher, a painter and a poet who blended images and poetry in her work, died last Sunday at her home in Greenwich Village. She was 92 and also had a studio and summer home in Provincetown,...