Ezra Winter letter
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- Winter, Ezra (Person)
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Winter's life, with his unceasing quest for beauty, his lavish lifestyle and his beautiful murals, was chronicled in newspapers, including his divorce from his first wife, Vera Beaudette, a beautiful model who sat for him and whom he married in August of 1911. They had three daughters: Renata, Sarah and Jeanette. Ezra, Vera and Renata were on the ship Anacona in 1915, leaving Italy for the United States, which was torpedoed by German U-boats. They were presumed lost for a short period of time and remained in Naples, where they had been put ashore, for a few years. Winter left his family in 1920, and the divorce, on charges of cruelty, became final in 1925. He married Edna Patricia Murphey Albert, a successful entrepreneur, in July of 1932, at Falls Village, Connecticut. Commissions became more infrequent, Winter suffered a broken coccyx which caused much pain and had difficulty healing, and he started to exhibit signs of depression and have difficulty working. He committed suicide in the woods of his property in Connecticut on April 7 or 8, 1949, and he was buried in the Salisbury Cemetery, Salisbury, Connecticut.
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FindaGrave.com. "Winter, Ezra." Find a Grave Index. Accessed September 11, 2015. http://www.findagrave.com.
Helfand, Jessica. "Ezra Winter Project: Chapter Twelve." The Design Observer Group blog, December 28, 2012. Accessed September 11, 2015. http://designobserver.com/feature/ezra-winter-project-chapter-twelve/37604.
"Winter, Ezra Augustus." In Who Was Who in America, vol. 2, 587. (p. 587). Chicago: The A.N. Marquis Company, 1950.
"Winter, Muralist, Takes His Own Life." New York Times, April 8, 1949, p. 22, c.6. Print.
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