Catherine E. Murphy is active/lives in New York, Massachusetts. Catherine Murphy is known for city scenes, figure, self portrait, still life and interior painting, lithographs.
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Catherine Murphy, a realist painter of city scenes, lower-middle-class figures, self-portraits, still-lifes and interiors, was born in Lexington, Massachusetts in 1946. Whether lithographs* or oil paintings, Murphy creates a solidly realistic and moodily expressive views of herself and environment, often with windows looking out on some aspect of the urban or natural world.
Her father was an Irish musician, whose paying job was as a postal worker. She received her B.F.A. degree in 1967 from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, where her most influential teachers were Eugene Berman and Stephen Pace. They taught her to work painstakingly on her paintings, follow her own inclination, which was realism* at a time when abst
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