Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art, Literature

Nora Kubie

Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art, Literature
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell fellowships: 1951, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1973, 1974, 1976

Nora Kubie (1/4/1899 – 9/8/1988) was an American writer, artist, and amateur archaeologist who was born in New York. She graduated top of her class from the Calhoun School, and also attended Vassar College and Barnard College. Kubie began her literary career writing nautical stories and juvenile novels, later focusing on Jewish historical fiction and archaeology. She also illustrated many of her children’s books. She passed away from acute leukemia in 1988.

Studios

Putnam

Nora Kubie worked in the Putnam studio.

The Graphics Studio, converted to its present use in 1972–1974 through a grant from the Putnam Foundation, originally served the property as both a power house and pump house. Well water was pumped from a large cistern to Hillcrest, the Foreman’s Cottage, and the lower buildings closer to Union Street. Inside the building, an engine powered…

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