The Art of Life

Explore the work of Alabama artist Miriam McClung — from scenes of Birmingham, the Southeast, and beyond. Over seventy years of art to be enjoyed and collected.

"The Fishermen on the Mountain Brook Parkway" by Miriam McClung, 1999. Oil on linen. 53.75" x 72.25". $9900. Click image for more details.


"Bridges at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens" by Miriam McClung, 1990. Oil on linen. 34" x 38". $4800. Ciick image for details.
"Mountaindale Road" by MiriamMcClung, 1997. Pastel on paper. 18" x 24". $700. Ciick image for details.
"The Road to Wilsonville, Alabama" by Miriam McClung, 1995. Pastel on paper. 14.25" x 19.75". $575. Ciick image for details.
"Bread Cart" by Miriam McClung, 2004. Oil on linen. 35" x 50". $7900. Ciick image for details.

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About Miriam

She studied under Mark Rothko one summer, but didn’t realize he was famous. And she once met Salvador Dali at a party in NYC.

Artist Vitae

Miriam’s art career spans over seven decades. Here is a biographical  résumé of her education, shows, and exhibits. 

The Studio

Miriam’s current studio location has served as a her primary creative space since the late 1970’s. It has a unique history.

Art Catalogue

We are working on a comprehensive, annotated, online listing of all Miriam McClung’s known art.
Pictured: "The Bird House, Arm and Gourd by the Creek" by Miriam McClung, 2002.

Inspiring & Affordable

Select museum quality Giclée reproductions of Miriam's art are now available on Etsy.


"Day Nurse for My Grandmother" by Miriam McClung, 1962. Oil on linen. 40" x 35". Available.
"Woman in the White Blouse" by Miriam McClung, 1963. Oil on linen. 24" x 20". Available.
"Burnsville Model: Man with a Cowboy Hat" by Miriam McClung, 1984. Watercolor on paper.
Painting by Miriam McClung of a woman tending zinnias.

Sold: Painting of a Woman Tending Zinnias

“Woman Tending Zinnias” is an 8″ x 10″ oil on cotton canvas painting of a woman tending Zinnias in her garden is Miriam’s sister, Margaret. She was an avid and accomplished gardener and left many flowers for her children and grandchildren to enjoy. “It is just beautiful! I love the colors, the variations of the greens

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Minimalist painting of a beach scene in Inlet Beach Florida

Sold: Painting of a Beach Scene at Inlet Beach, Florida

This pastel on paper painting of a beach scene at Inlet Beach, Florida was acquired by a collector in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. ————- Miriam McClung is an artist from Birmingham, Alabama, and has been creating works of art in oils, pastels, ink, charcoal, pencil and everything in between for over 70 years. You can follow her on

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Meet a major influence on Miriam’s art

With Mother’s Day fast approaching, we thought we should introduce Miriam’s mother, Ellen Maddox Jackson, and her impact on Miriam’s art. Ellen (b. 1904) was one of five siblings and grew up in a small town and farming community (Easonville) in central Alabama. Her brothers preferred hunting, fishing, and other popular outdoor sports, which Ellen

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Boy in the White Collar Shirt

Portrait Painting with an American Legend

Jerry Farnsworth (1895 – 1983) was one of the most renowned portrait and figure painters in America. In the 1930s, his commissions included covers for TIME magazine and are exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art. He and his artist wife, Helen Sawyer, were also wonderful teachers and

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