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 Marjorie Acker Phillips  (1894 - 1985)

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Lived/Active: New York/District Of Columbia/Indiana      Known for: town-landscape, figure, still life

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Painter Marjorie Acker Phillips was born in Bourbon, Indiana in 1895. Her family was wealthy from Ossining, New York where her father was an engineer and inventor. Commuting from Ossining, she studied at the Art Students League in New York City between 1915 and 1918 with Kenneth Hayes Miller, Boardman Robinson, and Gifford Beal, who was her uncle. Inspired by French artist Pierre Bonnard, she painted in a post-impressionist style, she painted farm landscapes, urban views, interiors, flowers and still lifes.

Phillips was the wife of famed Washington, D.C. art collector Duncan Phillips, whom she married in 1921. They lived in his family mansion on 21st Street and they worked as a team in the formation of the Phillips Collection, which became the first museum collection devoted to modern art. (Falk) She had been very interested in the avant-garde Societe Anonyme collection of Katherine Dreier when it opened in New York in 1921. This influence undoubtedly contributed to the direction of the Phillips collection, which she served as Associate Director from 1925 to 1966 and Director following her husband's death in 1966.

In spite of her busy activities with the collection, Marjorie Phillips was an active painter and was a member of the Society of Washington artists. She exhibited in prestige venues including the 1933 Chicago Century of Progress, the 1939 World's Fair, and had a one-woman exhibition at the Durand-Ruel Gallery in New York. She also exhibited at the Tate Gallery, London; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia; Museum of Modern Art; and Marlborough Gallery in New York City.

Her work is in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, Boston Museum of Fine Arts and Yale University Art Museum. A room of the Phillips Collection is devoted to her work.

She died in 1985.

From Jules and Nancy Heller, "North American Women Artists of the 20th Century"
Charlotte Rubinstein, "American Women Artists"
Peter Falk, "Who Was Who in American Art"

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