I am often asked “Why the Thirties?” Why? Partly because I think that was a very special time in the United States and partly because it was my time of growing up. It was a time of new inventions, new technology and freedom to explore and open up new territories in art, literature and music. There was also a feeling of neighborliness and mutual respect. I have tried to capture on canvas some of the places and activities of those times. I hope you agree.
MARCIA MUTH was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1919 and moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1966. She has been painting since 1974. Her work is in private and public collections including The Jewish Museum (New York), The Museum of Fine Arts (Santa Fe), The Albuquerque Museum and The Art Museum of Southwest Texas (Beaumont). This is her twelfth book but the first one on her paintings.