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Superstition Mountains #4

Myrna Harrison

About The Superstition Mountains #4

Arizona is all about angular land forms heightened with color that cannot be anticipated.  

Harrison, as an Easterner who has become a fan of our topography, shares her appreciation of the West with all who view her paintings. Their boldness underscores her recognition of its visual strength.

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Arizona is all about angular land forms heightened with color that cannot be anticipated.  

Harrison, as an Easterner who has become a fan of our topography, shares her appreciation of the West with all who view her paintings. Their boldness underscores her recognition of its visual strength.

About the Artist

(Born 1932) Myrna Harrison was destined to be an artist. Her father was an animator and director at Screen Gems, the animated cartoon division of Columbia Pictures. Myrna's mother was a hat designer.

From the age of 14 to 18 she attended Music and Art High School in New York City.  Following attending the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, she came back to New York first studying with Jack Tworkov and later at the Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts in New York City and Provincetown in Massachusetts.  

After years of work teaching art in California, Harrison moved to Phoenix in 1980 to become President of Rio Salado Community College, Gateway Community College and Phoenix College, she retired in 1993, moving to Wickenburg.  

Harrison has enjoyed many solo exhibitions at commercial galleries in both Arizona and Massachusetts. Her work is currently carried by the Gold Nuggett Gallery in Wickenburg, Arizona; the Beauregard Gallery in Rumson, New Jersey and the James Ratliff Gallery in Sedona, Arizona.

Medium ink, charcoal, oil pastel, watercolor on paper
Paper size 23 3/4" height X 18" width
Frame Single 100% rag window mat floated away from the painting, Plexiglas, blond wood (maple) molding (custom)
Frame size 33" height X 26 3/4" width
Signed "Harrison 2001" at viewer's lower right
Date of creation 2001
Condition Excellent, as appeared framed, glazed.
Provenance Scottsdale collector RL