Marion Greenwood (American, 1909-1970) is well-listed, and has been exhibited extensively. I believe the following is quite informative about this very gifted artist.
Marion Greenwood, muralist, easel painter and lithographer who spent much time in Mexico and the Orient as well as the United States, is one of the more traveled female artists of the early and mid 20th Century. New York born, she first studied at the Art Students League in New York City, and at the Academie Colarossi in Paris. Until 1932, Marion Greenwood worked in oils, lithography and portraits in New York and the American Indian country of the Southwest. Then she went to Mexico to study fresco painting and was caught up in the awakening mural renaissance, and from 1932 to 1936 worked on fresco murals for the Mexican Government. In 1936 she returned to New York and embarked upon several large murals for the Federal Arts Projects till 1940 when, after another visit to Europe, she returned to easel painting. During the war Miss Greenwood was one of only two women artist correspondent for the United States Army, creating a series of paintings for the Army Medical Department depicting the work of that unit in the rehabilitation of wounded soldiers. She also created many war bond posters. In 1944 she held her first one-person exhibition of paintings in the Associated American Artists Galleries in New York. When in 1946 an opportunity that afforded travel through India and China presented itself, Marion Greenwood left the United States, and for more than a year, she created many works of art of her impressions and scenes in that part of the world. A one-woman exhibition of these works was held in the Associated American Artists Galleries in December 1947, and again in Chicago in March 1948. One of the works from this show was acquired for the permanent collection of the University of Georgia, and more than fifty-five of her oils, gouaches and sketches were sold to private collections from this exhibition. Over the years she has exhibited in all the major national group shows: the Metropolitan, The Whitney, Brooklyn Museum, the Carnegie International, National Academy, Corcoran Art Gallery, Worcester Museum, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield Museum, and Art Institute of Chicago. Her canvases and lithographs have been acquired for many public collections including that of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Library of Congress, Newark Museum, Encyclopedia Britannica, American Academy of Fine Arts, New York Public Library, New Britain Art Institute, Bibliotheque Nationale Paris, Yale University, and many private collections Maurice Wertheim, Joseph Hirshhorn, and others. Her works have been reproduced in many books on American Art, and several articles have been written about her. In 1952, she was awarded the First Altman Prize of the 127th National Academy Annual, and in 1951, the Walter Lippincott Award of the Pennsylvania Academy Annual. She also received the John Herron Art Institute Lithograph Prize in 1946, the Second Prize in the Carnegie Annual 1944 as well as popular prize votes of the Carnegie and Worcester Museum shows. She traveled to the West Indies where she made some wonderfully exciting studies of Haitian life and she exhibited this work in the fall of 1952 at the Associated American Artists Galleries. In 1954-1955, she was a visiting Professor of Fine Arts at the University of Tennessee. While at the University she painted a large mural for the University Center, depicting the music, dance, and folklore of Tennessee. (The preceding is courtesy of Martha Tonissen Mayberry, Registrar, The Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, North Carolina:)
I could find nothing about Ms. Greenwood after the mid-fifties. Of course, her artwork has come up in many auctions, but have not found many comparables to this. Her original paintings sell for thousands of dollars.
Title: Coolie Woman.
Size: 13 3/8 by 8 1/2 inches (34.0 x 21.6 cm), Framed Under Glass 22 by 15 3/4 inches.
Signed in pencil lower right
Published by Associated American Artists, New York
Condition: Moderate overall paper discoloration. Not examined out of frame.
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