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Emma Yarlekovic (American, b. 1924), also known as Yarlekovic and as Emma Yarlekovic Elsner, is an American artist who paints in watercolor and oil. She has taught at the University of Georgia and the California College of the Arts.
She exhibited for many years in the May show at the Cleveland Museum of Art, where she won prizes and honorable mentions in 1947, 1950, 1951, and 1954. Three of her paintings are included in the museum’s permanent collection.
According to Art for Every Home: An Illustrated Index of Associated American Artists Prints, Ceramics, and Textile Designs (Mariana Kistler Beach Museum of Art, 2016), Yarlekovic was a member of Associated American Artists (AAA). In the early 1950s, she designed several textile prints that were marketed by AAA and produced by M. Lowenstein & Sons as part of the Signature Fabrics series. These textile designs were featured in Harper’s Bazaar, Mademoiselle, McCall’s Pattern Book, New York Times Magazine, and Vogue Pattern Book. Yarlekovic’s work can be found in the collection of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology.