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Elisabeth S. Schleussner, former Baltimore Sun art and architecture critic

Elisabeth S. Schleussner, former Baltimore Sun art and architecture critic

Elisabeth S. Schleussner, a former art and architecture critic for The Baltimore Sun who championed Maryland artists and wrote poetry and fiction, died June 10 from a heart attack at her Sarasota, Fla., home. The former Rodgers Forge resident was 88.

Ms. Schleussner, who wrote under her maiden name, Stevens, was known for her sharp intellect and engaging writing style. In addition to her works of journalism and criticism, she was the author of 20 books of fiction, poetry and drama.

During a career that spanned six decades, she had been art critic for The Sun, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and The Trenton Times. Her reviews and articles were also published in Art...

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