MARION MESSINGER

"THE PICNIC"

OIL ON CANVAS, SIGNED

CALIFORNIA, DATED 1943, TITLED

18 X 24 INCHES

Marion Messinger

1908-1989

Marion Gettelson Messinger was born in Chicago, IL on June 28, 1908.

Gettelson studied at the AIC and in Europe. Returning to Chicago, she converted to modernism after viewing modern French paintings at the 1933 World's Fair.

In 1935 she wed engineer Bernard Messinger and settled in Los Angeles in 1940. Mrs.

Messinger produced spiritual abstractions until about 1965 and then retired to Pebble Beach, CA where she remained until her demise on July 20, 1989.

Exh: Art Institute of Chicago, 1936, 1937; Los Angeles County Museum of Art , 1946, 1948, 1952; Pasadena Art Inst., 1947 (solo); Labaudt Gallery (SF), 1950.

Works Held: San Francisco Museum of (Modern) Art; Art Institute of Chicago.