(b. 1921)

Born into New York Society, Abbott became a fashion model.  Her early interest in art led her to courses at the Art Students League in the late 1930’s. In 1946 she met sculptor David Hare, who introduced her to an experimental school called The Subjects of the Artist, which was a sort of anti-art school started in 1948 by Hare, William Baziotes, Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman, and Robert Motherwell.