Elinore Bachman, Artist Active In Heights Affairs, Dies at 93

Elinore Lincoln Bachman passed away peacefully February 17th at her residence on Montague Terrace. She was 93 and had lived in the Heights since 1944.


Mrs. Bachman was the daughter of Edith Walker Lincoln, a pianist, of Monroe Place and Edmond E. Lincoln, an economist with Dupont in Wilmington DE, and the widow of Edward K. Bachman, a partner with Kelley Drye & Warren. Her brother Robert E. Lincoln predeceased her.


Born in Cambridge Massachusetts, Elinore attended Horace Mann and St. Agatha's in Manhattan and the Friends School in Wilmington prior to graduating from Wellesley College.


While raising her family she became an accomplished dressmaker-- noted for tirelessly making matching outfits for her young daughters in addition to her own wardrobe--, a tailor, milliner, embroiderer, knitter, and toleware painter.


She served on many community boards and as president of the Junior League and Mrs. Field's Literary Club of which she became an honorary member. In 1968 as chair of the Yuletide Ball Committee benefiting the Brooklyn Kindergarten Society, Elinore was instrumental in dispensing with debutantes and returning the benefit to the Heights Casino from the St. George Hotel.


An inveterate reader, Mrs. Bachman possessed a lifelong interest in the arts. She engaged in amateur theatrical productions and was active primarily as an administrative member of the Snarks, a derivative of the Amateur Comedy Club.


When 53 Elinore focused upon her latent love: painting. After attending the National Academy School for two years she pursued additional studies with professional artists here and abroad. She exhibited widely in solo and group shows while receiving several awards. She was a member of the American Artists' Professional League, National Association of Women Artists Inc., Pastel Society of America, and the New York Artists' Equity Association. She became a full member of the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club. Best known for her watercolors, Elinore’s work is represented in private and several corporate collections. She considered herself very fortunate to be able to travel extensively and to paint into her eighties.


In addition to her daughters, Winifred ‘Wendy’ R. B. Martin and Laura L. Bachman (husband Jack N. Lieberman), Mrs. Bachman is survived by her grandchildren Jonah B. and Chloe B. Lieberman, half siblings Edmond L. and Dr. Mary A. Lincoln, a niece and nephew, and her companion Gabriela Erdei.


A memorial service will take place at a future date at Grace Church on Brooklyn Heights with the Reverend Stephen D. Muncie officiating. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

February 22, 2012 - 1:32pm



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