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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.



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.



Artist of the moment….Harry Roseman..

Harry Roseman is a multi talented artist working in many mediums including drawing, painting, and sculpture. Harry Roseman was born in the year 1945 in Brooklyn, New York. For his artistic education Roseman attended Pratt Institute located in New York City. The artist work in many sizes from small works to public sized commissioned works.

His main subject is lines and some subjects include folded and bent wood and curtains.

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One work for the Met Transit system of New York City measured 71 feet in length.

Part of teaching faculty at Vassar College located in upstate New York.

I am a huge fan of the cast bronze neighborhood pictures. I had never seen a work like this. The work reminded me of the artist Matthew Cornell or Robert Kipniss, but in three dimensions.

Roseman also has a fun kind of a fun idea he started in the mid 1970s of visually and verbally keeping track of all visitors to his house. From neighbors, to religious fanatics, to the mailman he has kept track of it all for more than four decades. In this link you can see more about this idea which he started in 1971.

In this clip a brief interview with the artist:

In this clip Harry Roseman talks about a very large wall drawing/ painting:

Whilst at Pratt he met his wife, a fellow artist named Catherine Murphy. She painted the urban landscape in a very realistic manner. Below a great example of her style. She will be an entry later today.



What a productive and artistic husband and wife team!