The view from Miriam’s garage studio at her parent’s home in Birmingham, Alabama after she returned from study in New York City. This painting marks a change from her moving from abstract to more realistic work. Purchased with the “Woman with Red Pants” by a collector in Birmingham, Alabama for their mid-century home. “Looking Toward
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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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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
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
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