Art Auction 2018 | Gwynn Murrill


Gwynn Murrill

Sitting Cheetah Maquette
Bronze, from the edition of 9, 2014
7 1/2 x 5 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches
Courtesy of the artist
Value: $4,500
Starting bid: $2,250
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Acclaimed for her simplified yet lifelike sculptures of animals, Gwynn Murrill has been living and working in California since receiving her BFA and MFA from UCLA in the early 1970s. She seeks to capture her animals in essence, describing movements and moments that appear both habitual and graceful. “My interest lies in using my chosen subject as a means to create a form that is simultaneously abstract and figurative,” she has written. “I enjoy the challenge of trying to take the form that natures makes so well and to derive my own interpretation of it.” Murrill is a prolific artist who has had dozens of solo exhibitions throughout the world and in 1986 received a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Selected collections
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Norton Simon Museum, Sacramento
Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Oregon

Selected exhibitions
Natural Unnatural Supernatural, Honolulu Museum of Art, 2014
Sixty-Five Animal Maquettes, Washburn Gallery, New York, NY, 2012
Primal Form: The Sculpture of Gwynn Murrill, Fresno Art Museum, 2007

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