Elspeth Banks Furlaud, mother, grandmother, artist and founder/proprietor of 124 Limited Arts Editions, an Upper East Side printmaking studio and gallery, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Feb. 5. She was 92.

Although she was a life-long Manhattanite, her happiest times were as a summer resident of Edgartown.

She was born Oct. 13, 1921, and during World War II she worked as a censor for the U.S. Navy. In 1967 she became one of the 12 founding members of the Volunteer Organization of the Metropolitan Museum. There she developed a program to introduce Greek, Roman and Islamic art to generations of inner-city high school students.

As an artist, she deployed a deft hand and an exquisite sense of color to produce landscapes, studies from life, and explorations of the aesthetic possibilities of geometric shapes. When not painting, she charmed everyone with her quick wit, ready laughter and unending supply of indelible, funny, and beautifully told stories. She was also fascinated by people. She knew a great deal about almost everyone with whom she came in contact and delighted in spreading the word, usually humorously, about their many admirable traits. How she could uncover so many admirable traits remains a mystery.

She is survived by her son Richard Furlaud and his wife Susan, her daughter Eleanor Adam and her husband Laszlo, and her daughter Tamsin Rachofsky and her husband Bob, and grandchildren Jamey and Scott Furlaud, Nick and Dash Adam and William, Carolyn and Peter Rachofsky. She was predeceased by grandson Alex Adam.

A celebration of her life and art will be held on Saturday, March 4 at 5 p.m. at the Alex Adam Gallery, 78 West 120th street in New York city.