Elsie Miller was born in 1894 in East Orange, New Jersey. ede-else chose the aforementioned gender neutral, professional name so as not to be categorized as a female artist. She met her husband, Fredrick Buchholz while they were students at the Art Students League in New York City in the early 1920’s, and married in 1922. They resided in Greenwich Village and were active in numerous arts groups and creative endeavors.
In the early 20’s, the couple opened a tea room, known as “The Tart”, in New York, which became the “in place” for the intellectual cognoscente to meet and share their opinions on matters relevant to the day. In addition, the Buchholz’s began publishing The Quill, a periodical that provided the New York art community with the current art and literary news, as well as directory schedules of upcoming art shows and exhibitions.
Common themes of her work included modernist figural groups with dancers and nudes. Their New York years saw both Buchholz’s elected to the Who’s Who in American Art.
Beginning in the 1950’s ede-else divided her time between New York City and Lyme before moving permanently to Lyme Connecticut in the late 1960’s. Once in Lyme she began to paint more landscapes and still life scenes.
ede-else maintained an active exhibition schedule throughout her life.
1922-44 Society of Independent Artists
1934 Academy of Allied Arts
1942 Bombshell Artists Group
1943-45 League of Present Day Artists
1944 Chappelier Gallery
1946 San Francisco Art Association
1946-57 Creative Arts Associates
1949 National Arts Club
1950-83 Essex Art Association
1950-83 Lyme Art Association