Lot 203
Norma Murphy (NC), Two Collages
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Mixed media collage, both signed, framed by the artist under glass.

Frame dimensions 21 1/4 x 17 1/4 in.

Private Collection of a North Carolinian

Born and raised in Bethel, in rural Watauga County, Norma Farthing Murphy is known as one of the most imaginative watercolor and mixed-media artists in the High Country.

As a young girl, she would cut and paste photos from the Sears & Roebuck catalogs to make her own paper dolls and creative collages. In 1965, she left North Carolina to study art at Berea College in Kentucky. She later studied at Delaware State University and Appalachian State University.

Murphy stayed in western North Carolina, returning to Watauga County. Her work has been exhibited throughout the state as well as in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and New York City.

One with some loss to paint on painted and intentionally creased mat; overall in good estate condition. Neither examined out of the frame.