Lot 242

Mary Shaw Marohnic Mixed Media Painting

Estimate: $600 - $900

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Marohnic, Mary Shaw (American/Pittsburgh, d.1996), Future Man, circa 1965, mixed media with acrylic and collage on canvas, signed center middle just above the tree roots and titled at lower left corner, 45 x 40 inches, in the original wood strip frame. Marohnic, who died in 1996 at age 90, was considered one of the most influential Pittsburgh artists and art teachers of her time. A member of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, she was named Artist of the Year in 1963 by the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. She earned a degree in painting and illustration from Carnegie Technical Institute (now Carnegie Mellon University) in 1928 and, during the Depression, was commissioned by the Works Progress Administration to paint murals throughout the city, including at the East Liberty branch of the Carnegie Library. An anecdote often told about Marohnic was that she played chauffeur for famed French painter Henri Matisse when he visited Pittsburgh for the 1930 Carnegie International.


In overall good condition, apart from some accretion of surface dirt and water stains. Merchandise will be packed and transported by the purchaser at their own risk and expense. A list of recommended shippers is on our website: https://www.conceptgallery.com/auctions/shipping/ .

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