Painting by Minnie Lois Murphy of “Gulls”, inscribed in paint layer l.r “Murphy“, with verso of stretcher bearing a exhibition entry details and the date 1958.
DIMENSIONS: Sight size H: 20 x W: 26" Framed: H:29" x W:5"
Minnie Lois Murphy (1901-1962)
Minnie Lois Murphy was born February 8, 1901 in Lyons, Kansas. She earned a BS from Columbia Univ. Studied at the Art Students League and was a pupil of Boardman Robinson, Kimon Nicolaides, and George Grosz. By the late 1930s she was spending summers in Glendale, CA. Lived in Brooklyn, NY in 1953. She died in 1962.
Exhibitions: Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 1927, 1928, 1934; Society of Independent Artists, 1929; Art Institute of Chicago, 1930, 1931; Minneapolis Art Institute, 1930; Provincetown Art Assoc., 1930; Brooklyn Museum, 1931; Phillips Academy, Andover, MA, 1932; Riverside (CA) Museum, 1934, 1935, 1937; Wichita Art Assoc.1936; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1937; Northwest Printmakers, 1937; World’s Fair, New York, 1939; Museum of Modern Art, 1936; Herron Art Institute, 1943; and many more.
Awards: Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 1927; Wichita Art Assoc., 1932.
Collections: Whitney Museum of American Art; Metropolitan Museum of Art; Brooklyn
Susan Craig, “Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)”
Who’s Who in American Art. New York: American Federation of Arts, 1936-1953; AskART, www.askart.com, accessed Dec. 23, 2007.
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