Marjorie Liebman (Memphis, Tennessee/New York, 1911-2007) impressionist oil on canvas landscape of an arched bridge, possibly the Fernando de Soto bridge in Memphis, rendered in broad strokes applied with brush and palette knife. Signed lower right. Housed in a wood frame. Sight: 22" H x 42" W. Framed: 24 1/2" H x 44 1/2" W. Provenance: Private Nashville collection. Biography: Memphis native Marjorie Liebman studied at the Chicago Art Institute, Washington University Art School, and The Art Students League in New York City. She later received her BFA at the University of Mississippi. During the 1950s, the heyday of American abstract expressionism, she was represented by the Betty Parsons Gallery in Manhattan. In 1953, she and a group of four other women, concerned about the lack of representation of contemporary art in Memphis, founded Art Today to raise funds for the purchase of art by the Memphis-Brooks Museum of Art. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Brooks Museum, the Olsen Foundation in New York, the Cultural Mexican-American Institute in Mexico, and other galleries and private collections. (Source: Askart and The Memphis Commercial Appeal). CONDITION: Good condition. Light craquelure in upper center of painting.
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