A Remembrance of Enid

by Emily Mason

One of my earliest memories of Enid was, when we were attending PS 9 on West End Ave and 81st Street, we would go together to the Museum of Natural History, near her apartment, in order to draw animals in the glass cases. We later went on to the High School of Music and Art. What impressed me then, was just how focused Enid was. She attended the Art Students League and was really serious. She kept that tenacity through out her artistic career. She maintained, however a gentleness and sense of humor through out.

When much later Enid showed me her book projects I was astounded. They attain a level of delight and perfection with the book making process that is highly professional. She told me how she searched out printers in New England in order to find the right person to work with.

I certainly hope that The New York Public Library will sponsor a show of her books as they should be seen.

I was recently thinking about Enid. She always gave me good feed back when I had a show here in the city. Now with my upcoming show, I will miss hearing from her.

Emily Mason