Marcia Marx, American (1931 - 2005)<br/><br/>MARCIA MARX is a visual satirist. In her paintings, drawings and sculpture there is a sense of the ridiculous and an eye for the bizarre and comedic elements in human experience. Her vividly colourful works are Felliniesque in tone and they reflect a strongly personal mastery of both her medium and her message.<br/><br/>After studying at Columbia and Yale, she lived and painted in Mexico City for more than a decade, which provided the ongoing inspiration for her visual imagery. She was the first woman and first North American artist to hold a one-person show at the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes. Time magazine called the exhibition a "smash hit."<br/><br/>Marx was one of the six artists featured in Cosmopolitan's report on Women Artists Today.