Marion M Perkins
(1908 - 1961)
Marion M. Perkins was active/lived in Illinois. Marion Perkins is known for modernist sculptor of female figures.
Biography Marion M. Perkins
Marion Perkins was born in 1908 near Marche, Arkansas. When his parents died in 1916, he
was sent to live with an aunt in Chicago. He attended Wendell Phillips High School in the
Bronzeville area. Perkins quit school just before his senior year, married and started a family.
His wife, Eva, was his muse and model for many of the feminine sculptures he created. Perkins
owned a newspaper stand for many years and had aspirations to become a playwright for a
short time. Sculpting was something he chose as a hobby in early days, and he was largely self-taught.
His work caught the eye of Margaret Burroughs, who was in his circle of friends, as well as Peter Pollack, gallery owner and administrator for the Illin
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