Painting by Sophia Ehrlich, August 2005
Sophia did not like getting older herself, but she enjoyed painting senior citizens. I think she may have appreciated the challenge of capturing wrinkles and lines without making her subjects appear haggered and spent.
Sophia was a stunningly beautiful woman throughout her life. Even at the age of 69, when she passaed, or “got away,” as she would say, she looked like she was only in her late forties.