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Marilee Shapiro: Catalog of works

Shapiro, Marilee

Marilee Shapiro was born in Chicago on November 17 1912. She graduated from the University of Chicago with a degree in philosophy in 1933 After her marriage to Bernard Shapiro in 1935 she discovered sculpture in 1937 in a WPA class in the basement of a local school. When Alexander Archipenko opened a teaching studio in Chicago in 1939 she enrolled and studied with him for two years. Having come to Washington with her family during WW2 she enrolled in classes at The American University continuing with sculpture and drawing.

Her first one person show was of water colors at the Watkins Gallery of American University In Washington she was a member of the Franz Bader Gallery, Here in Washington there were many opportunities to show in juried shows in the Washington and Baltimore museums as well as the Corcoran Gallery of Art where she received an Honorable Mention in sculpture and a first prize for a painting from the Washington Society of Artists. She also was an etcher and began the use of photoshop to produce digital prints in the year 2000 when she was 88 years old followed in 2015 by beginning to work with photography up to the present time, 2016.



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September 27, 2013


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