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Marie was born on August 31, 1917. Ms Ulmer is a graduate of Kensington High School. She was awarded a scholarship from the School of Industrial Arts and graduated in 1941.
Marie served as an illustrator at the Free Library of Philadelphia for thirty (30) years.
Ms Ulmer has a rich history of association with notable artist in the past and the present.
She traveled throughout the United States and Europe. Her souvenirs were the enduring life long friends, acquaintances and inspiration. She has many young artist friends and acquaintances today.
Ms Ulmer artistically expresses herself through pastels, watercolor, India ink, prints, silkscreen, ceramics, jewelry, poetry and photography.
Marie continues in the present to exhibit her art in local galleries.
The University of the Arts hosted an exhibition in her honor in September 2009.
Ms Ulmer was honored and presented with citations from Philadelphia City Council and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, The House of Representatives, at the “First Ladies of Fishtown/Kensington” First Friday exhibition, which was held at the Goldfish Gallery on September 2, 2011."
“The universe is very large, and yet you find the smallest things like grains of sand and moonbeams round. It is so wonderful to know God put them there for us to find.” – Marie Ulmer
"...studied at Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Design, the predecessor of University of the Arts, and was a long-time illustrator at the Free Library."
"Marie Ulmer is a 97 year old artist. She has made a piece of art every day for the last ninety years. She is an only child and never married. She devoted herself to art—her constant companion." https://www.facebook.com/lensculture/posts/10152939161497368
“Ever since I can remember all I ever wanted to do is draw.” “I drew myself a lot since I was always there in the mirror.” -Marie Ulmer