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Biography

From early childhood Margaret drew and painted and eventually attended New York City’s H. S. of Music and Art (now La Guardia High School) as an Art Major.  From there she matriculated at Cornell University and received a B. A. in English. She went on to study architecture in graduate school and was awarded an M. Arch from Columbia University.

Margaret worked in NYC as an architect for ten years, doing commercial and residential projects, then moved to Milan with her husband, David Weisbrod. While there she designed and oversaw construction of a large apartment renovation in the Castello Sforzesca area. In 1985 the family returned to the US and settled in Greenwich, CT where, after raising three children, she and her husband still reside.

Twelve years ago, after being in an architectural partnership for many years, Margaret decided to focus again on art.  Beginning with pencil, she explored many mediums and today works primarily in pastel and oils. She has studied at the Silvermine Guild with Mary Beth McKenzie, Jesus Emmanuel Villarreal, Kirill Doron, Tom Brenner, William Nathans and Dean Fisher, and at the Greenwich Art Society with Nomi Silverman and Carol Dixon. She has studied at the Art Students’ League with Ellen Eagle and Michiyo Fukushima also took part in an ASL workshop with Ephraim Rubenstein in Florence, Italy.

In 2015 Margaret has granted a residency at the Vermont Studio Center. She has exhibited and won awards in numerous shows and her work is represented in various private collections in the U. S. Her paintings were included in an exhibit of Greenwich Art Society members at the Bruce Museum and she had two pieces in the show “Your Face Squared” at the Museum.

Her drawing, illustrating a poem by Marybeth Little Weston, is included in the poetry collection “Women’s Voices of the 21st Century: Experiences that Shape Women”, The Argian Press.

Two of her illustrations accompany Chapter1 in the short story, “A Curious Day in the Life of Joe Bascomb”, serialized in The Greenwich Time. The chapter was authored by M.J. Rose and published in the newspaper on January 12, 2014.

She is a member of the Greenwich Art Society, the Art Society of Old Greenwich, the New Canaan Society for the Arts, the Rowayton Arts Center where she has Exhibiting Member status, the Greenwich Arts Council, where she is a Vice President, and the Greenwich Branch of The American League of Pen Women where she has been a co-chair of the Art Division.

For more information about her paintings and prices – contact Margaret at: esme103@gmail.com

4 Replies to “About”

  1. Hello –
    Margaret Esme from
    Peter Charspko.
    Now living with wife
    Katherine in Rhinebeck, NY
    and continuing with
    an architectural practice.
    We have one son.

    These past three years I have
    been painting oils, and
    had a show at Rhinebeck’s
    Starr Library of paintings
    and drawings, 1971 – 2018.
    ‘ Hope to hear more from you
    and should you be in this
    “neck of the woods” feel
    welcome.
    Peter

    917 502.8676
    charapkoarch@verizon.net

    • So nice to hear from you Peter. It is wonderful that you are also painting. Rhinebeck is certainly the community for it. Congratulations on having a show at the Library there.

  2. Hello –
    Margaret Esme from
    Peter Charapko
    Now living with wife
    Katherine in Rhinebeck, NY
    and continuing with
    an architectural practice.
    We have one son.

    These past three years I have
    been painting oils, and
    had a show at Rhinebeck’s
    Starr Library of paintings
    and drawings, 1971 – 2018.
    ‘ Hope to hear more from you
    and should you be in this
    “neck of the woods” feel
    welcome.
    Peter

    917 502.8676
    charapkoarch@verizon.net

  3. Hi Esme,
    This email could be in fact
    already sent to you, so
    forgive any confusion.

    Our son Andrew will be
    26 this next month.

    You and I have not seen
    each other, to my recollection
    since before Katherine and
    I were married, but you asked
    me, and I did, look at an
    apartment in the West 70s
    for one of your daughters.

    it would be tres fab to see
    you and David in Rhinebeck.
    We ought to make such a plan.

    In the meantime enjoy
    what longer days and
    budding plants offer us.

    Peter

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