Joye Zarick aka Lucy Joye (nee: Ross) Zarick
Lucy Joye Ross was born on March 9, 1923 in Indianapolis, IN, the daughter of William L. Ross and Mildred L. Veit. She died on August 18, 1990 in Waterbury Hospital, Waterbury, CT.
Joye Zarick graduated from the Chicago Art Institute and the Maryland Institute of Fine Arts.
She also studied with Jacques Maroger in Baltimore, Maryland and in New York City for nine years. Jacques Maroger was the former Technical Director at the Louvre Museum in Paris, France and the former President of the Restorers of France prior to coming to the United States and had re-discovered the formula for the medium, which Peter Paul Rubens used, through chemical analysis, which had been lost for 500 years. Maroger gave the formula to Joye Zarick. The medium included the use of beeswax as an ingredient. She often used this formula to create her paintings.
Joye exhibited at the Drawing Shop, The International Gallery, Art Directions, the Village Art Center, Hilda Carmel and the Arkep Gallery, all in New York City, and the Chevre d` Or in Huntington, Long Island. She also exhibited at the Gallery On The Green, Taylor House, Southbury Playhouse, Trinity College, Taft School, the University of Hartford, Yale University, the New Britain Museum, Atelier Gallery and the Jacobson O'Leary Gallery, all in Connecticut, and the Stanhope Gallery of Boston, Massachusetts.
Joye and her husband, Alexander Zarick, who was also an artist, once owned and managed the Zarick Galleries in Farmington, Connecticut in the 1950's through the 1960's.
They had one child, a son.
Sharon Barber, Mystery in History
Submitted by the author whose mother's brother was Alexander Zarick, the artist's husband.