New York, b.1935

Mari Lyons

Mari Lyons studied at Mills College (with Max Beckmann and Fletcher Martin), Bard College (Louis Schanker, Ludwig Sander, Stefan Hirsch), BA, Atelier 17 (Stanley William Hayter), the Grand Chaumiere, Yale-Norfolk Art School (Bernard Chaet, Gabor Peterdi), and Cranbrook Academy of Art (Zoltan Zepeshy, Madison Fred Mitchell), MFA. She exhibited widely throughout the country and one of her Montana Landscapes traveled to Tunis as part of the Art in Embassies Program of the U.S. Department of State. Her work is represented in Climate Central Foundation, The Museum of the City of New York, Montana State University Library, Rider University, the DeGolyer Library (SMU), The New York State Museum (Albany), Reynolds Community College, Montana Museum of Art & Culture and elsewhere, and in more than 120 private collections.

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Biography

Mari Lyons studied at Mills College (with Max Beckmann and Fletcher Martin), Bard College (Louis Schanker, Ludwig Sander, Stefan Hirsch), BA, Atelier 17 (Stanley William Hayter), the Grand Chaumiere, Yale-Norfolk Art School (Bernard Chaet, Gabor Peterdi), and Cranbrook Academy of Art (Zoltan Zepeshy, Madison Fred Mitchell), MFA. She exhibited widely throughout the country and one of her Montana Landscapes traveled to Tunis as part of the Art in Embassies Program of the U.S. Department of State. Her work is represented in Climate Central Foundation, The Museum of the City of New York, Montana State University Library, Rider University, the DeGolyer Library (SMU), The New York State Museum (Albany), Reynolds Community College, Montana Museum of Art & Culture and elsewhere, and in more than 120 private collections.

She had fifteen one-person shows at First Street Gallery in New York City, along with one and two-person shows at Rider University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Kirkland Art Center in Clinton (NY), Windham Fine Arts in Windham (NY), Polari Gallery in Woodstock (NY), the Forsythe Gallery in Ann Artbor (MI); and elsewhere.

Mari was married to the writer and book publisher Nick Lyons and their family includes four children and four grandchildren. She maintained studios in New York City and Woodstock, New York. She passed away April 3, 2016

Artworks

13

Broadway Vertical III, 2010

RELATED CATEGORIES

Cityscapes / Figures / New York / Oil / Paintings / Richness Of The Scene / Still Life / Studio Interior / Urban Landscape / Vitality / Watercolor

CURRICULUM VITAE

Education

  • 1958

    MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

  • 1957

    BA (with Honors), Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

  • 1956

    Yale Norfolk Summer School of Art, Norfolk, CT

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2018

    The Vital Street, memorial exhibition, First Street Gallery, New York

  • 2017

    Memorial exhibition, Bowery Gallery, New York

  • 2015

    (from 1996) Eight exhibitions, First Street Gallery, New York

Collections

  • Museum of the City of New York, New York State Museum, Albany, NY

  • Montana State University Library, Bozeman, MT

  • DeGolyer Library (SMU), Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ

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Education

  • 1958

    MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

  • 1957

    BA (with Honors), Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

  • 1956

    Yale Norfolk Summer School of Art, Norfolk, CT

  • Atelier 17, Grand Chaumiere, Atelier Leger, Paris

  • 1951

    Summer programs, Mills College, Oakland, CA

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2018

    The Vital Street, memorial exhibition, First Street Gallery, New York

  • 2017

    Memorial exhibition, Bowery Gallery, New York

  • 2015

    (from 1996) Eight exhibitions, First Street Gallery, New York

  • 2014

    West Beth Gallery, New York

  • 2013

    Kirkland Art Center, Clinton, NY

  • 2012

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Gallery, Teaneck, NJ

  • 2006

    Rider University, two person exhibition (with John Dubrow), Lawrenceville, NJ

  • 2004

    Windham Fine Arts, Windham, New York

  • 2001

    Sylvia White Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Collections

  • Museum of the City of New York, New York State Museum, Albany, NY

  • Montana State University Library, Bozeman, MT

  • DeGolyer Library (SMU), Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ

  • Montana Museum of Art and Culture, Missoula, MT

  • Climate Central Foundation, Princeton, NJ and Palo Alto, CA

  • Wolff Sesnon & Buttery, Los Angeles

  • Skyhorse Publishing, New York

  • Goldsmith, Agio, and Helms, Minneapolis, MN

  • and various private collections (Paul Volcker, Howell Raines, Robert Benton, Jane Timken, Prof Theodore Weiss, Dean Jean Paul Slusser (then curator, University of Michigan Museum), Prof David Gordon, Judge Roderic Duncan, Dr. Gary Sherman, Morton Seaman, Alexander Bing III, Nancy and Alan Zakon, Kermit and Barbara Hummel, R. Palmer Baker, Richard Cohen, Douglas Ewing, Phillippe Benair, Elizabeth Brooks, Katherine Butler, and approximately one hundred others)