Lot 2143
Mary Anne Keel Jenkins (NC, 1929-2017), Fortress
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on linen, signed and dated 1967 to verso, presented in a metallic frame.

Frame dimensions 44 1/2 x 42 1/4 in.

Private Collection, Washington, North Carolina

Mary Anne Keel Jenkins was born in Stokes, North Carolina, in 1929. She moved with her family to Greenville in 1932. After a year at East Carolina University (1948-1949) she left to study at the Ferree School of Art (closed in 1954) in Raleigh where she earned the Diploma in Fine Art in 1953. After graduation she found employment at the Raleigh Times as display advertising account executive. After her marriage in 1954, she was determined to develop a career as an artist. She succeeded and exhibited in numerous shows throughout her prolific five decade career. The Greenville Museum of Art showcased a retrospective of her work in 1999-2000.

One scuff to upper left near edge, else good condition.