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In the sixties, Ms. Housman spent several years in New York City working as an actress. She appeared on Broadway with George C. Scott in The Wall and on a CBS special as Uta Hagen's daughter. She was signed to a two year contract as a leading lady with a major Israeli theater company, and participated in the Venice Theater Biennale in 1963. Elaine is a member of the New York Artists Circle.

A Life Member of the Art Students Leage, Ms. Housman studied drawing, painting, and printmaking at the lear with: Bevery Hale, Thomas Forgarty, Marshall Glaser, Richard Mayhew, Everett Raymond Kinstler, Anthony Palumbo, Vincent Malta and Roberto DeLamonica. She studied sculpture with Hana Geber at the Sculpture Center and with Rhoda Sherbell and Barbara Lekberg at the National Academy.


Sculpture for atrum/patio of the Jewish Geriatric Home, Cherry Hill, NJ


  Sculpture portraits in bronze for 6 private collectors 

Bronze ballet dancer for the Patrelle Dance Company, NY

Series of bas-relief triptychs for:

      AP Industries, Toledo, Ohio

      Nitronics Corps, Pitman, NJ

      Crown Foods (Rokeach), Enlewood Cliffs, NJ

      Lee-Myles, Mayood, NJ

1984 - 1986




1991                    Paris-New York-Kent, CT (Solo Exhibit)

1991-1994        The Peel Gallery, Danby, VT

1992                   National Academy of Design Show, NYC, NY (Juried Show)

1992-1993        Jaffe Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, FL

1992-2009      Bachelier-Cardansky, Kent, CT (Group and Solo Exhibits)

1992                   The Greene Art Gallery, Guilford, CT

1993                   Counterpoint Gallery, EL Paso, TX (Solo Exhibit)

1993                   Carone Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (Group Show)

1994                   National Academy of Design Juried Show, New York City, NY

1994                   Hurlbutt Gallery, Greewich, CT (Solo Exhibition)

1995                   53rd Anual Audubon Artists Exhibition (Juried Show)

1995                   Southern Vermont Art Center (Solo Exhibition)

1995                   The Chaffee Art Center, Rutland, VT (Solo Exhibition)

1996                   H. Pelham Curtis Gallery, New Canaan, CT (Solo Exhibit)

1996                   Elaine Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, Long Island (Solo Exhibit)

1997                   ART FAIR '97, Seattle, WA (Exhibited by the Francine Seders Gallery)

1997                   Ute Stebich Gallery, Lenox, MA (Group Show)

1997                   Francine Seders Gallery Limited, Seattle WA

1997                   Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (Group SHow)

1998                  Ute Stebich Galler, Lenox, MA

2002-2009    Allen Sheppard Gallery, Chelsea, New York City, NY

2011                    Ober Gallery, Kent, CT. (Solo exhibit of Sculpture and Monotypes)

2015                   Artists House, Tel-Aviv, Israel

2015                   Ober Gallery, Kent, CT (Solo exhibit of Monotypes)

2017                   Ober Gallery, Kent, CT (Solo exhibit of Monotypes and Sculpture)

2020.                Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, NY ("Beyond the Print", Group Show) 


1992                     Certificate of Merit for "REUNION", at the National Academy of Design (Juried Show),

                              New York City, NY

1994                     Certificate of Merit for "BARRIER", at the National Academy of Design (Juried Show),

                              New York City, NY

1995 .                   Margaret Hirsch Levine Memorial Award, Audubon Artists Show, New York City, NY for


1995 .                   The Clavel Richards Award for Best Sculpture, Whitby School, Greenwich, CT, for 



                               Jane Whitney, Kent, CT 

                               Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester, VT

                               Yad VaShem (Holocaust Museum), Jerusalem, Israel

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