Eleanor Malmi

1914 - 1998

Eleanor Cavander Malmi (1914–1998) was born in Lanesville, the daughter of Finnish immigrants. She lived near the Demetrios family and took care of their sons when they were young. Virginia painted Malmi’s portrait when she was 17. Malmi was married in 1934 and had two daughters, Elaine and Darlene. She was one of the original members of the Folly Cove Designers. In the late 1940s, she withdrew from the group to become a nurse. After her retirement in 1980, she began taking art lessons and worked in oils and watercolors.

Selected works by Eleanor Malmi

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