Lot 2339
Norma Murphy (NC), The Florist
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Acrylic and collage on canvas, signed and titled to verso, gallery wrap canvas.

Frame dimensions 24 1/4 x 24 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.

Good estate condition; some slight surface grime and few small, negligible tears.