Artist’s Abodes: Soaring Aerie of Landscape Painter Has a Gabled Glass Studio

Thursday, January 22, 2015, by Rachel B. Doyle
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The atmospheric 1920s penthouse in Manhattan belonging to the late landscape painter Jane Freilicher, who died in December, just hit the market. The 3-bedroom property in Greenwich Village is a high-ceilinged duplex with a 1,000-square-foot greenhouse, and an enormous living room with Jazz Age details that served as a hangout for several of the 20th century’;s most celebrated literary figures. In addition to the colorful Abstract Expressionist canvases she painted during her lifetime, Freilicher was also known for being the muse of poets like John Ashberry, Frank O’;Hara, and several others. As Curbed New York writes, “they loved Freilicher, dedicated works to her, included her name in poems, and even said she (figuratively) walked on water.” This inspiring pad, which boasts wraparound terraces on both levels, was just listed for $ 7.7M.

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