American art student Florence Ballin, met and married fellow artist Konrad Cramer. They then immigrated back to America in late 1911. The couple settled in Woodstock, New York, where they became integral figures in an already-thriving artist community.
Ballin-Cramer and her husband introduced non-objective European modernism to fellow artists. They then founded the Woodstock Art Association and the Woodstock School of Painting.
The Cramers took up residence in Woodstock, where together with Rosie McGee, and Andrew Dasburg, the Cramers formed an art gallery in McGee s boarding house which became the local meeting place of the art colony who adopted the motto: Modern art or die! Ballin-Cramer spent most of her career creating landscapes, figures and commericalized graphics all under this motto.