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Rosalea Murphy

 (1912 - 2000)
Rosalea Murphy was active/lived in New Mexico, Louisiana.  Rosalea Murphy is known for still-life, adobe structures and animal painting.

Biography   Rosalea Murphy

Rosalea Murphy was a colorful part of the New Mexico art scene.  Though she was not a native, she seemed to absorb "the land of enchantment's" brilliant colors, dramatic topography and bright air of fantasy.  She developed an oeuvre that is uniquely representative of New Mexico.  Murphy's temperament and her personality were as vibrant as her paintings. She was the proprietress of The Pink Adobe, a landmark in Santa Fe, for 54 years.  She held court in the restaurant's Dragon Room Bar; from there she held virtually unchallenged sway over the Santa Fe art scene. 

Murphy was renowned for her unyielding contempt for her fellow artist and contemporary Georgia O'Keeffe.  Their rivalry would be one of the mos   ...  Displaying 750 of 2193 characters.

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