Priscilla Roberts was born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, in 1916 and during her childhood moved to New York City with her family. After studying briefly at Radcliffe College and Yale University's School of Fine Art, she attended the Art Students League in New York City. She subsequently studied at the National Academy of Design, where she remained until 1943. Roberts was made a National Academician in 1957, and four years later her first solo exhibition took place at the Grand Central Art Galleries in New York. Roberts has been called a magic realist because of her often strange juxtapositions of precisely painted objects. Roberts lives in Wilton, Connecticut.
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