Find, Learn, Price Art
Enjoy the comprehensive art database we've compiled since 1987
Membership Details
Images, sales charts, bios, signatures, 30 artist Alerts and more ...
Art auction records:  Millions of references for pricing research
Or, register for Free Alerts
To track 10 artists.

Already a member?  Sign in here

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.

Biography  
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.

Portraits:
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.



Subscriber Members, please Sign In for artist biographies and for all services.  Others, full text is available on Fridays.

If you are not currently a member, please See Details about membership, which includes biography access, auction records, and many other features available to our day, month, or yearly Subscriber Members!

  Full access to biographies is
  free each Friday

About  Stan (Stanley) Murphy

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