Exhibited: “Marion Greenwood Memorial Show”, Woodstock Artists Association, September 9-25, 1972.Labels verso:” ‘Black-Eyed Susan’ 1948/Collection of Joseph Relkin”; “Rudolph Galleries, Woodstock, N.Y., Coral Gables, Fla”;”Woodstock Artists Association: To: Joseph Relkin/Acknowledgement of your loan of ‘Black-Eyed Susan’/by Marion Greenwood, from your personal collection/to the Woodstock Artists Association for the period/Sept.9-25, 1972 ‘Marion Greenwood Memorial Show’ “. In fine condition.
From the Joseph and Marjorie Relkin Collection.
Brooklyn-born Marion Greenwood began her artistic training in 1920 at the Woodstock art colony, the site of the Art Students League summer school from 1906-1922 and again from 1947-1979. She continued her studies at the Art Students League, where she found many of her closest friends and colleagues, and also returned to and exhibited at Woodstock throughout her career. Marion Greenwood is known for her her interest in exotic and ethnic subjects; this led her to Mexico, where she came to the attention of Diego Rivera and Jose Clemente Orozco. That association led to her gaining the first mural commission for an American woman from a foreign government.