Marion Greenwood

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Marion Greenwood
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Marion Greenwood, 1940
Born (1909-04-06)April 6, 1909
Died August 20, 1970(1970-08-20) (aged 61)
Woodstock, New York
Nationality American
Education Art Students League of New York, Académie Colarossi
Known for painting, engraving
Movement Mexican muralism

Marion Greenwood (April 6, 1909 – August 20, 1970) was an American painter and engraver. She was the younger sister of Grace Greenwood Ames.

Greenwood was born in Brooklyn, New York. She studied art at the Art Students League of New York and at the Académie Colarossi in Paris. Before she moved to Mexico, where she lived until 1936, she attended to lithography, oil and portrait painting. In Mexico she painted murals commissioned by the Mexican government. After her return to the United States she kept on painting murals until 1940, when she went to Europe. During World War II she exhibited with Associated American Artists in New York,[1] worked as a war artist for the United States Army, and participated in a rehabilitation program for wounded soldiers of the Army Medical Department (AMEDD). In 1944 she had her first solo exhibition in New York, and visited India, China and other countries after 1946. She was guest professor of fine arts at University of Tennessee from 1954 to 1955, where she painted a mural at the university center.[2][3] In 1958 she was elected into the National Academy of Design as an Associate member and became a full Academician in 1959.

Marion Greenwood died August 20, 1970 in Woodstock, New York.



  1. ^ "Marion Greenwood - Eastern Memory". Retrieved 2012-02-03. 
  2. ^ Marion Greenwood (1909-1970), RoGallery.
  3. ^ Marion Greenwood, National Museum of Women in the Arts.

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