I was born in Philadelphia,PA in 1937. My childhood was spent in Plainfield, N.J. where my parents ran a used book shop, which explains why my early influences were all children’s book illustrators- Arthur Rackham, Ernest H.Shepard, C.W.Wyeth. After high school I went to the Cooper Union Art School, in New York City, as a Fine Arts major. I graduated in 1957 and then married Socrates Litsios, also an alumnus of Cooper, but from the Engineering School. In the next eleven years, we had six children, which was pretty much the limit of my creativity for those years.
By the time the last baby was born, we were living in Geneva, where my husband had accepted a job at the World Health Organization.
In 1974, when the youngest child started school, I began to draw again in a disciplined way, every day, and to make woodcuts, printing with a spoon. Soon, I began making prints in the afternoons at the Centre de Gravure nearby in Geneva. In 1976, a woodcut was accepted in an international print show. It had been my first try, and encouraged me quite a lot.
In 1982, we moved to Baulmes, a village at the foot of the Jura mountains…...read more