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 there is another of Miriam’s paintings on the reverse!
“I had been in New York City for the year studying at the Art Students League of New York after graduating from the University of Alabama. There, as well as at the University, I did much abstract work, which was very ‘modern’ at the time. This painting was inspired by Picasso’s work.”
“When I returned to Birmingham that year, I came home and set up a studio at my mother and Father’s home in the space above the garage on Canterbury Road. From there I could see the hillside and it reminded me of Cezanne’s work. The Rushton’s lived above us and the Stockhams next door to them. I would often climb over the fence as a young girl and walk through the woods to the Stockhams where I took music lessons.”
“Woman with Red Pants” by Miriam McClung, 1958. Oil on board. 36″ x 30″. Acquired.