Norma (Rome) Eskenazi was born on April 17, 1927. She grew up in Washington D.C. and in her early years exhibited an exceptional love for drawing and sketching. At the age of fourteen Norma was awarded a one year art scholarship to the prestigious Corcoran School of Art. At fifteen she won First Prize in a Corcoran art exhibition. After high school she studied art at George Washington University.
Norma Eskenazi's most prolific period was during the mid-1960's to the late 1980s. As a charter member of the Spectrum Gallery of Georgetown, Washington D.C., she exhibited and sold her work to private collectors worldwide. During these years, Norma received many awards and citations, in numerous private and public competitions.
Norma moved to Florida in the late 90's where she continued painting and sculpting until she passed away on October 11th, 2013.
A more in-depth study of the artist and her work can be found in "Norma Eskenazi - A Retrospective" published by Cupper James (2016), available on Amazon.com.