Sometimes good things do happen to those who wait. Miriam’s grandson, Noah, and his wife Kensley stopped by last weekend to make a video of Miriam’s art for Tik Tok. We had tried putting Miriam’s work on Tik Tok in the past but with little success. Well, Noah’s video went viral. Miriam’s Tik Tok account
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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.
Miriam’s art career spans over seven decades. Here is a biographical résumé of her education, shows, and exhibits.
Miriam’s current studio location has served as a her primary creative space since the late 1970’s. It has a unique history.
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These four, mid-century abstract works by Miriam McClung were done in 1957 while Miriam was an undergraduate student at the University of Alabama in Professor Grenada’s sculpture class. “Abstracts – Alabama” by Miriam McClung, 1957. Ink on paper. 11.75″ x 8.75″. Contact us if you are interested in purchasing similar original mid-century abstracts by Miriam.
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
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