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“Alabama Power and the Wasp Next” by Miriam McClung, 1980.

The Robots Are Coming

Writing is an art. And writing about art is an art of arts. Like art, it’s hard. It’s complicated. Helk, people make careers writing about art! On Miriam’s Facebook and Instagram accounts, we are in the midst of a series reviewing Miriam’s still life pieces over the decades. Still life is an art genre that […]

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Meet a major influence on Miriam’s art

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

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University of Colorado Summer Program 1955

What do Miriam, Mark Rothko, and Willem de Kooning have in common?

It’s “Teacher Tuesday” — a day we’ve totally made up to explore the art teachers and influences throughout Miriam’s career. Let’s jump to 1955— specifically the summer between Miriam’s sophomore and junior year at the University of Alabama where she was a Fine Arts major. The University of Alabama Fine Art Department at the time

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Where have you been?

Whether you are just dropping by or have been hanging around this newsletter for a while and wondered where we went, let’s get you caught up on what has been happening with Miriam and her art in 2023. First, we are particularly grateful for collectors from Aubrey TX, Philadelphia PA, Birmingham AL, Fairfield CT, Jackson

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The Blue Lady by Miriam McClung

The Blue Lady

The piece above, “The Blue Lady” was done in 1962. Although it is a portrait of a model, the face of the model does bear a resemblance to the artist herself. This is one of Miriam’s most striking works from this early period when she was experimenting with bold style and a limited color palette.

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