Ethel (Currie) Magafan
(1916 - 1993)
Ethel (Currie) Magafan was active/lived in Colorado, New York. Ethel Magafan is known for abstract landscape and regionalist mural painting.
Biography Ethel (Currie) Magafan
(1916, Chicago IL-1993, Woodstock NY)
Also known as Ethel Magafan Currie
A painter in both realist and abstract styles, Ethel Magafan gained special attention in Nebraska for the excellence of the mural, Threshing, which she created for the post-office building in Auburn in the 1930s. It was part of a federal art program during a time of harsh economic depression following the stock market crash of 1929. After Threshing, Ethel completed several additional murals for this program, and then in the mid 1940s, freed from mural guidelines, she painted many high color abstract landscape forms, which are her signature works in the 21st century secondary art market. "She never painted landscapes of the
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