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.

Art Studio Summer 2020 Update

It’s been a long Spring and early Summer to say the least. Miriam has been painting quite a bit during COVID-19 isolation and we hope to share some of those works with you soon. Daily living has been an adjustment as Miriam has to adjust to having groceries delivered, not driving much and dealing with

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Purchasing & Appointments During COVID-19

These are the times that try artist’s souls. To prevent the further spread of the virus, we are no longer taking studio appointments to view Miriam’s work. These steps are necessary to protect Miriam’s health (who is in the high risk vulnerability category) until it is safe for her to meet with you again. She

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Caring for Your Art

If you do nothing to care for your art, you can expect over time that your beloved work will eventually look like the “Man with the Mustache” painting pictured above that Miriam purchased in New York City in the 1950s. This work will likely cost several thousand dollars of conservation to bring it back to

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Art Materials: On Paper

I have been asked what type of paper I use for pastels. Over the years I’ve tried many different types of paper but these are the ones I keep coming back to: Canson colored sheets Canson and Strathmore roll of grey and brown paper Wallace paper in rolls for large works and a German brand

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