Original Artwork by Elizabeth Murray
Medium: Drawing on paper.
Framed Size: 9.75 x 12.75 inches
Artist Bio: Elizabeth Murray
(Courtesy of Artnet.com)
Elizabeth Murray (American, 1940–2007) is a Neo-Expressionist painter particularly known for her unconventionally-shaped canvases, and significant role in revitalizing painting during an era dominated by Conceptual Art. Born in Chicago, Murray spent much of her childhood sketching and drawing. In 1958, she entered the School of the Art Institute of Chicago to become a commercial artist, but her fascination with the Institute’s The Plate of Apples (1877) by Paul Cézanne inspired her to pursue painting instead. She went on to receive a MFA from Mills College in California in 1964.
Her paintings today hang in many important American museums, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, MoMA, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.