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Marlene Baron Summers
Cherry Hill, NJ

Artwork Details
Oil on Linen
50" x 60"

Born in 1936 in Philadelphia, PA, Marlene Baron Summers has attended the Philadelphia College of Art, Fleisher Art Memorial, and Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art.  Marlene has been featured along with other winning Mid-Atlantic competitors in the New American Painting Book, Vol. 21, published by The Open Studio Press.  She is the recipient of numerous awards including fellowships from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, from 1994 through 1998, and from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts in 1991 and 1992.

In the late 1980’s, she became an adjunct professor at Glassboro State College (later renamed Rowan University).  Her time spent teaching the History of American Art greatly impacted her own work, both in her process of discovering new images and in her subject matter.  It also allowed her to view her life as an American painter in the context of five decades.

Her work has been featured in exhibitions in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, PA, New York City, Newark, DE, and is in select public collections including The Woodmere Art Museum, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Museum, and the Thomas Jefferson Medical College Gallery in Philadelphia, as well as numerous corporate collections.  Summers has also received selected public art commissions including an environmental mural for the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Fleisher Art Memorial, and a Portrait of Commander Ralph Q. Flint, United States Navy, USS Forrestal.