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.

FEATURED AVAILABLE WORKS

"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.

COLLECTIONS SPOTLIGHT

"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.

Sold:Woman with Red Pants

This beautiful mid-century art by Miriam McClung was sold to a collector in Birmingham, Alabama to hang in their mid-century designed home. The collector was looking for art from local artists in Birmingham from this period. This work is unique in Miriam’s collection due to its style, when it was done (1958), and the fact

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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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"Girl with a Guitar"

The mystery and joy of collecting portraits

Why would you collect and hang a portrait of someone in your home that you do not know? Consider this—most of the most valuable, appreciated, and well-known works of art in the world are portraits of people that know one personally knows: Mona Lisa, Whistler’s Mother, Girl with the Pearl Earring, American Gothic, etc. That

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