Hilda Seliger Stoolman, 79, of Cherry Hill, an artist who realized her dream to live in the south of France, died of complications from emphysema Monday at John F. Kennedy Hospital in Cherry Hill.
Mrs. Stoolman was born on what would have been Vincent Van Gogh's 75th birthday and always felt she was his kindred spirit, said her daughter Ruth.
Mrs. Stoolman graduated from Camden High School and studied at Moore College of Art and Design, Temple University's Tyler School of Art, the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts, and Fleischer Art Memorial. She specialized in realistic air-brush portraits and silk screens. Her work was exhibited at Moore and at the Philadelphia Art Alliance, and is in private collections in the United States and Europe. She won awards at shows, including at Cheltenham Art Center.