Obituaries

Eda Mirsky Mann, painter, mother of novelist Erica Jong

NEW YORK — Eda Mirsky Mann, a painter and designer and the mother of ‘‘Fear of ­Flying’’ novelist Erica Jong, has died.

She was 100.

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Jong’s office announced that Mrs. Mann had died at her Manhattan home on Monday.

The daughter of Russian-Jewish immigrants, Mrs. Mann was born in England and immigrated to New York with her family when she was 8.

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She studied at the National Academy of Design and became close to fellow student Lee Krasner, later a leading abstract expressionist painter and the wife of fellow artist Jackson ­Pollock.

Mann completed hundreds of paintings and drawings, including at least two portraits of Krasner.

She had three daughters with her husband, Seymour Mann, a musician and giftware importer who died in 2004.

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She also leaves nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

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