“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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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.
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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 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
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