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Stan (Stanley) Murphy

 (1922 - 2003)
Stan (Stanley) Murphy was active/lived in Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota.  Stan Murphy is known for portrait-notables, floral and landscape painting.

Stan (Stanley) Murphy

Called "Dean of Martha's Vineyard Artists" by a writer for The Boston Globe, Stanley Murphy made a living painting portraits, landscapes and flowers on Martha's Vineyard for more than 50 years.  The way Murphy captured the essence of a person, the luminosity of a floral arrangement or the grandeur of the Vineyard through the seasons, seems to have resonated with many people.

Perhaps best known for his portraits, Stan Murphy painted not just a likeness but he captured the essence of the individual.  Wealthy summer residents commissioned portraits of family members.  Official portraits were also commissioned, a United States Supreme Court Justice (Abe Fortas), our country's first black cabinet office  ...  Displaying 750 of 7734 characters.

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About  Stan (Stanley) Murphy

Born:  1922 - St. Paul, Minnesota
Died:   2003 - Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
Known for:  portrait-notables, floral and landscape painting