(1895 - 1968)
Agnes Lilienberg Muench was active/lived in Texas. Agnes Muench is known for portrait painting, silhouettes, illustration.
Biography from the Archives of askART
From Harlem, New York, Agnes Muench became noted for her portraits
paintings and drawings in charcoal and ink and for
silhouettes. She worked from a home studio, and combined
her art creativity with raising children.
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Of her it was said:"she was a sensitive and skilled draftsman and was
able to accomplish quickly a good likeness and a finished portrait."
(368-269) She was prolific, sometimes painting 100 or more portraits
within a year. During World War II, she, without charging, did
portraits of Houston people serving in the armed forces.
She also did illustrations for the book, Saddle in the Sky: The Lone Star State by J.H. Plenn.
Between 1912 and 1914, Agnes Muench studied art in Philadelphia where
her teachers included Daniel Garber, Henry Bainbridge and John Tidden,
whom she married. The couple moved to Houston, Texas in 1916
where he had a job at Rice Institute. She did some teaching in
Houston, was active in supporting art organizations, and served as
Director of the Associated Artists. She and Tidden divorced, and
in 1927, she married Julian Rhodes Muench, a sculptor, portrait painter
Agnes Muench actively exhibited her paintings, primarily in
Texas. Venues included the Southern States Art League, Annual
Texas Artists Circuit Exhibition and Texas Centennial Exposition.
John and Deborah Powers, Texas Painters, Sculptors & Graphic Artists
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