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Marilyn Murphy "Eclipse" Original Drawing

Marilyn Murphy "Eclipse" Original Drawing

Marilyn Murphy "Eclipse" Original Drawing

Regular price $3,500.00

Original graphite on paper by artist Marilyn Murphy. Paper size: 19" x 24" Overall frame size: 35" x 40" museum framed.

Marilyn Murphy
(b. 1950 - Nashville, Tennessee)
Marilyn Murphy is an artist whose drawings and oil paintings create curious situations implying a larger story that often explores dualities both formally and conceptually (safety and danger, peace and turmoil, fire and water). Born in Tulsa, she received her BFA from Oklahoma State University and her MFA from the University of Oklahoma. She is a Professor Emerita of Art at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee where she taught for 37 years. Her work has been shown in more than 390 exhibits nationally and abroad, including mid-career surveys at the Frist Art Museum and a two-person exhibit at the Huntsville Museum of Art. “My drawings and paintings are very much a product of where I am from and where my home is now. Because I grew up on the Great Plains in Tulsa, Oklahoma, I often include the action of the wind, clouds and strong sunlight in my work. When I moved to Nashville for the position as professor of Art at Vanderbilt in August of 1980, I found the flea market a great resource for magazines from the 1940’s and 1950’s including Popular Science, Life, old cookbooks and found photographs. Used bookstores stoked my imagination as well as visits to photo archives around the country, factories and special locations including the National Severe Storms Laboratory. Elements within these found photos continue to inspire my ideas. I am drawn to mid-century images because it was an era of optimism in our country. The people or objects in my work are often taken out of context or their normal scale to create the impression of a narrative much like a movie still gives the view a snapshot of the story line.”

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