(1901 - 1986)
Marjorie Lee Eaton was active/lived in New York, California. Marjorie Eaton is known for Indian figure, genre, and portrait painting.
Much influenced by Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, Hans Hofmann, Arshile
Gorky and Louise Nevelson, Marjorie Lee Eaton lived primarily in New
York City and earned a reputation for modernist figural work with bold
lines, strong color, and Cubist influenced.
She studied in
Europe and from 1928 to 1932 and 1934 to 1937, lived in Taos, New
Mexico, having been invited by her friend and art patron Mabel
Dodge. Of Taos, Eaton said "she found her soul . . . when I first
saw the Indians in the Navajo's rising hills." In her depiction
of them, she strove to give the viewer a sense of the emotion of the
person. Her most frequent model was Juan Mirabel, son of the Taos
chief, and their relationship was the subject of much speculation.
Born in California on Feb. 5, 1901. While a resident of San Francisco in 1923-32, Eaton studied at the CSFA and continued at the ASL of NYC. Later she pursued a career as an actress and painted in her leisure. She died at her home in Palo Alto, CA on April 21, 1986. Exh: Monterey Peninsula Industries & Arts Expo, 1923; SFAA, 1928-31.
Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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