Artist of the moment…..Catherine Murphy

Catherine Murphy  was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts in the year 1946. Murphy is a renown for her oil paintings of the urban landscape. For me visually her art reminds me of the painter Burton Silverman. Both do a great job of using a wide variety of greys in their work, they control the color as a master painter should. Below an example of a work by Burton Silverman.

 

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Catherine Murphy attended the Pratt Institute of Art earning a bachelors degree. She took additional classes at Skowhegen School of Painting for a year in the mid 1960s.

Winner of a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Two time participant in the Venice Biennale.

Her husband is an artist Harry Roseman. I wrote about this gentleman two days ago. He is also a professor at Vassar College in upstate New York.

The artist works strictly from life, never from photographic references.

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Murphy is concerned with every detail in her work. She might work more than one year on one painting. Murphy is part of many collections including the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Museum of Modern Art.

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