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New York, USA, 1925
New York, 2005
Biography synopsis
Marion Greenstone graduated from Brooklyn College with a BA in 1976 and earned her MA from Columbia University in 1947. Greenstone continued studies, enrolling in evening painting classes at the Art Students’ League, New York and later at the Cummington School of Art Summer School, Massachusetts, where she won a scholarship. In 1954 Greenstone attended the Cooper Union School of Art where she was granted the Wittenborn Prize for Academic Excellence. That same year she was awarded a United States Fulbright Grant to Italy which was renewed the following year. In 1957 she accompanied her husband who began a job in London, Ontario and was elected a member of the Ontario Society of Artists in 1960. Greenstone exhibited her work in the Annual Spring Exhibition at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in 1960, where she was awarded the Jessie Dow Prize for painting. The following year she won the Baxter Foundation Award in Toronto. The influences of Cézanne, Chagall, Kandinsky, and Rothko, can be seen in Greenstone's non-objective works, which often draw inspiration from the land. During her time in Canada, Greenstone held a number of solo exhibitions in commercial galleries throughout Toronto.
Media used
Mixed media
Columbia University, New York, 1946 - 1947
Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, New York, ? - 1946
Art Students' League, New York
Cummington School of Art, Massachusetts, 1952 - ?
Cooper Union Art School, New York, 1954 - ?
File & Archive locations
University of British Columbia - Fine Arts Library
Vancouver Art Gallery, BC - Library
London Public Library, ON
National Gallery of Canada, ON - Library and Archives
Toronto Reference Library, ON
Smithsonian Institution, DC - Archives of American Art

Writings about
Marion Greenstone London, Ontario: McIntosh Memorial Art Gallery, University of Western Ontario, 1964
Greenstone, Marion. Marion Greenstone Web Site ?
MacDonald, Colin S. The Dictionary of Canadian Artists. (Volumes 1-8 by Colin S. MacDonald, and volume 9 by Anne Newlands and Judith Parker) Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada, 2009.
Prakash, A. K. Independent Spirit: Early Canadian Women's Art Buffalo, New York: Firefly Books, 2008
Silcox, David. "Marion Greenstone at the Here & Now Gallery, Toronto." Canadian Art 19 (Jan 1962): 8
Thieme, Ulrich and Felix Becker. Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart. Leipzig, Germany: E. A. Seamans, 1962
Wallace, George. "Marion Greenstone." Canadian Art 19 (Mar. 1962): 130-131

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