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Willie Marlowe

 (born 1943)
Willie Marlowe is active/lives in New York, North Carolina.  Willie Marlowe is known for abstracts, still-life painting.

Willie Marlowe

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Born in 1943 in Whiteville, North Carolina, Willie Marlowe received her B.S. from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, followed by an M.F.A. from the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho.  During the summer of 1964, while still an undergraduate, she continued her art studies at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia under the tutelage of renowned artists Francis Speight and Roswell Weidner. 

Willie Marlowe is best known for her small, intimate acrylic and mixed media work on paper.  These luminous, brilliantly colored pieces are reminiscent of looking through a microscope at an entirely new, miniscule living world.  Marlowe makes playful use of geometric and organic shapes and symbols, all of which reflect her interest in botany, marine life, Celtic culture and the archaeology of Europe, the Yucaton and Russia.  She was an artist-in-residence in Barbados, West Indies; Cortona, Italy; Wexford, Ireland; the Millay Colony for the Arts in Austerlitz, New York; and at the Cill Rialaig Project in Ballinskelligs, Ireland. These extensive travels and experiences have each added to her unique and growing iconography.

For over twenty years, Marlowe has taught painting and drawing classes at the Sage College of Albany in Albany, New York.  She also taught watercolor classes in two of the Sage Colleges' international studies programs, as well as in Scotland and Ireland.  Willie Marlowe has an extensive national and international exhibition record, including a 10-year Retrospective Exhibition at the Wexford Arts Center in Wexford, Ireland.  Her work can be found in numerous museum, corporate and private collections throughout the United States including those of The Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte; The Boston Public Library; The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC; The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Museum, The National Association of Women Artists Collection, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ; The Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, NY; The University Art Museum, State University of New York at Albany, Albany, NY
Eternal Network, edited by Chuck Welch, University of Calgary Press, Canada, page 232, Visual Poem, Networking Scrabble

Point of View: Visual Poetry: 90's,  edited by Demetri Bulatov, Koenigsberg, Finland, Simplisii Publishers, Kaliningrad, Russia, Visual Poems, pages 361-364

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About  Willie Marlowe

Born:  1943 - Whiteville, North Carolina
Known for:  abstracts, still-life painting