Who She Was
Marion Wilcox Fleming was born and raised in Arlington, Vermont where she was encouraged in her art studies by the well-known sculptor Harriet Miller and Saturday Evening Post illustrator, Norman Rockwell. Marion's art was first exhibited at the Southern Vermont Art Center in Manchester, Vermont when she was just fourteen.
Upon graduation from Pratt Institute as an illustrator, Marion did freelance art work, including book and magazine illustrations, greeting cards, advertising and window displays, which included store front designs for Macy's Department Store. Her work appeared in Redbook, Silver Burdett Publications, and Catskills magazine. She taught art in public schools and conducted painting classes for children and adults at the Oneonta Community Art Center in Oneonta, NY.
Marion had a keen eye for beauty in many forms, be it an aging railroad yard, a market in Tashkent, or the face of a neighbor in rural New York. Her deep love of nature was depicted in her still lifes and landscapes, yet she was best known for her portraits, especially those of children.
Marion was a member of the Cooperstown Art Association, the Brush and Palette Club, the Oneonta Art Center, the Central New York Watercolor Society, and the Southern Vermont Art Center. She had eight one-person shows including exhibits at the Southern Vermont Art Center in Manchester, VT, and the Cape May County Art League in Cape May, New Jersey. One of her watercolors was chosen to tour in a show throughout the United States. Her paintings received numerous awards and her work is represented in many private collections, businesses, and museums.
Marion's family has always felt the joyful presence of art in their lives. Eclectic Art Prints is a venture by Marion's family to honor her skill and craft by publishing fine art prints of her life works