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Soaring Aerie of Landscape Painter Has a Gabled Glass Studio

An atmospheric 1920s penthouse in Manhattan belonging to the late landscape painter Jane Freilicher, who died in December, just landed on the market. The three-bedroom property in Greenwich Village is a high-ceilinged duplex attached to a gorgeous 1,000-square-foot greenhouse. What's more, the airy living room with Jazz Age details served as a hangout for several of the 20th century's most celebrated literary figures. In addition to the colorful Abstract Expressionist canvases she painted during her lifetime, Freilicher was also known for being the muse of poets John Ashberry, Frank O'Hara, and several others. As Curbed New York writes, "they loved Freilicher, dedicated works to her, included her name in poems, and even said she (figuratively) walked on water." This inspiring pad, which boasts wraparound terraces on both levels, was just listed for $7.7M.

· 51 Fifth Avenue, Penthouse [Elliman]
· Artist Studio-Topped Aerie of Late Poets' Muse Asks $7.7M [Curbed NY]
· Jane Freilicher, 90, a Lyrical Painter of Long Island Landscapes, Is Dead [New York Times]
· All Artist's Abode posts [Curbed National]