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Description: Ronald Markman
(American, 1931 - 2017)
oil on masonite
signed and titled verso.

Provenance; From a private collection, Indianapolis, IN.

From the artist's obituary: Ronald Markman, an Annapolis artist known for paintings drawn from a fantasy world he created, died Tuesday after a bout with pneumonia. He was 86, and died a day after his birthday.

He had a six-decade career as an artist with his work most recently on display in the Elizabeth Myers Mitchell Gallery at St. John's College. The exhibition was titled "The Fantastic World of Ronald Markman."

His work also has been included in the collections of many major museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

In an obituary written by his family, Markman's work is described as imaginative and brightly colored. He used an imaginary realm he called Mufka, an island nation of unbridled absurdity "that became the wellspring of his art in 1962," the family wrote.
40"H x 32"W(image) 41"H x 33"W (frame)

  • Dimensions: 40"H x 32"W(image) 41"H x 33"W (frame)
  • Artist Name: Ronald Markman
  • Medium: oil on masonite

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November 7, 2020 11:00 AM EST

Indianapolis, IN, US

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