Sunday, January 29, 2006

Ella Tulin, a D.C. painter and sculptor, died of a brain hemorrhage Jan. 27 at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda. She was 75.

The daughter of Russian immigrants, she was born and raised in the District. She had been married to Nick Mossey since 1999. She became ill Wednesday night after returning from dinner with her husband, at which they were celebrating the sale of one of her sculptures to a museum in Connecticut.

Mrs. Tulin studied literature, art and art history, painting and sculpture at American University. She continued her sculpture work at the London Polytechnic in London and the Corcoran School of Art, and earned a master’s degree in art and art history at George Washington University.

After graduating, she continued her work in art, focusing on the nude female form as a landscape.

Her work currently is shown in four galleries and has been displayed in numerous exhibitions in London, Paris and Moscow and in several cities in the United States.

Collectors in seven countries own her work, and she has pieces in the National Portrait Gallery in the District and at Ben Gurion University in Israel.

A longtime demonstrator for peace causes, she was a founding member of Women’s Strike for Peace and traveled abroad to demonstrate in Czechoslovakia, Chile and Cuba.

Mrs. Tulin is survived by her husband and her daughter, Leah Tulin.

Memorial donations can be made to Through The Kitchen Door, 3305 Pauline Drive, Chevy Chase, Md., 20815.

Family will receive friends through tomorrow from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the family residence.

Memorial arrangements have not been completed.

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