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Marion Osborn Cunningham
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South Bend, IN
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Painter, printmaker. Her family moved to Bakersfield, CA, when she was very young. Graduated from high school from Bakersfield, then went on to study at Santa Barbara Junior College, the ASL in NYC, CSFA, and at Stanford University. Married artist Ben Cunningham. In 1930's, she began silk screen printing, and produced more than 20,000 serigraphs, and 75,000 greeting card copies. Her colorful reproductions of Cable Cars were in demand worldwide. While en route to Europe, she died unexpectedly of a brain tumor in NYC. Member: National Serigraph Society; San Francisco Women Artists; San Francisco Art Ass'n. Exhibited: San Francisco Museum of Art Inaugural, 1935; Golden Gate International Exposition, 1939; San Francisco Watercolor Show, 1939; Bakersfield Art Ass'n, 1957; many solos. Works held: California State Library; Metropolitan Museum; San Francisco Museum of Art; St Louis Museum; Cleveland Museum; De Young Museum; Museum of Modern Art (New York City). Cunningham's complete works are in the collection of the Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, CA.