|Brigid Marlin was born in Washington, D.C., studied at
the National College of Art, Dublin, the Centre d'Art Sacre, and the Atelier
André L'Hote, Paris, the Beaux-arts, Montreal, and the Arts Students League of
New York. Later she went to Vienna to learn the 'Mische' technique, a process
of painting which was a carefully guarded secret of the Flemish and Italian
Renaissance painters, and revived after painstaking research by Ernst Fuchs.
Returning to England, she founded the "Inscape" group of painters to continue
the exploration and research into techniques of painting; and later the world
between painters, sculptors, print-makers and jewelers. She teaches painting at
West Herts. College and in London.
In 1982 she was resident artist at the Dorland Mountain Colony and in 1985 she
was resident artist and painting teacher at the Carl Rogers Center for the
Study of the Person, at the University of California.
In 1985 she illustrated Mary O'Hara's book, "Celebration of Love". In 1989 she
wrote a book "From East to West" which was published by Collins Fount. In 1990
she was commissioned to paint a headmaster of Cheam School, Berks. Her work is
in the National Portrait Gallery, London, and museums and collections all over
Brigid Marlin is the founder of the Society
for the Art of Imagination. The society holds an annual exhibition at
the Mall Galleries, London. The exhibition is open to all artists working in
the realms of the fantastic, surreal and visionary. For more details please
The 'Visions of the Future' Science-Fiction painting competition, 1st prize
International Art Appreciation Award 1984, U.S.A., 1st prize
International Art Appreciation Award 1984, U.S.A., 1st prize
International Painting Competition, Dublin 1988, 1st prize
Upper Street Gallery Sculpture Competition, special prize
Her work is in Collections all over the world, including the following:
Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Blankfort
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Haber
Mr and Mrs. David Tansey, California
Noreen Corrigan, Art Consuftant, Montreal
Jim and Catriona Erler, Washington D.C.
Kalid Hammadi, Kuwait
Takashi Higuchi, Tokyo
Mr. and Mrs. Huey Johnson, Environmental Resources U.S.A.
Mr. and Mrs. Saul Katz, Boston
Richard and Maura McDonnell, Ireland
General Montfort, Spain
Admiral Paulsen, U.S. Navy, Hawaii
2017: One Space Gallery, New York, April/May; forthcoming exhibition at the
Worshipful Company of Bakers, Guild Hall, London, October/November; forthcoming
exhibition entitled The International Visionary Art Exhibition at the
Congress Center of Montreux, Switzerland from November 12th.
2016: Paris show, organised by Liba Stambulion; show in Seattle organised by Don
Farrell at the Krab Jab Gallery, and Park Gallery, near Dresden, Germany.
2015: Jean Provonost, new president of the Canadian Society for Art of
Imagination, curated a well-attended show at the Art Deco Museum, Montreal,
2014: The Canadian Society for Art of Imagination opened with the theme, Art
for Peace in the prestigious Moniker Gallery in Toronto. It featured over 50
International artists, and was curated by Marina Malvada and Bhatboy, who also
curated a second series of wonderful shows in Ottawa.
2013: Our Show at La Galleria, at the Royal Arcade, London, was opened by
internationally famous harpist David Watkins, who played one of his compositions
on the Harp.
2012: An exhibition at the Brick Lane Gallery, London, was very exciting, and
brought us a new audience.
2011: The PhantastenMuseum was opened in Vienna in this year. The Society for
Art of Imagination was invited to show there, and many of us went over for the
opening, to celebrate the first ever Fantastic Museum for Imaginative Art. The
Exhibition was Opened by Professor Ernst Fuchs, who said he was delighted with
2011: An Exhibition Fifty years Fantastic celebrating the Society from
its first beginnings in 1960 was held in La Galleria at the Royal Arcade,
London to celebrate our 50 years of existence, and opened by Mary O'Hara. Later,
it travelled to Chicago where the Show entitled 5 decades of Fantastic
was held at the Murphy Hill Gallery, Chicago
2009: Exhibition at the InterArt Gallery, New York. Entitled Carnival of
Venice, selected works of the Society for Art of Imagination.
Also a Show in Wessobrun, Germany, and the Museum of Imagination,
Philadelphia Institute of Technology, 2007.
Vienna Art Park and Museum for Fantastic Art with
work from the Society for Art of Imagination, 2007.
Visionary Art Center, Miami, 2007.
H.R. Giger's Castle Museum and Art Gallery, June 17 - October 7, 2006.
Festival of the Society for Art of Imagination, London, 2005.
Society for Art of Imagination, European Tour, 2004.
Brave Destiny, Williamsburg Art Center, New York, October 2003.
The Gallery, Cork Street, London, 2002 and 2003.
Visions of Venice Exhibition of Paintings by Brigid Marlin inspired by Venice.
Portals Ltd, Chicago, November 17 - December 20, 2000.
Third Open Exhibition of the Society for Art of Imagination, Mall Galleries,
London, October 2 - October 7, 2000.
- Recent Works by Brigid Marlin, Nine Clarendon Cross, Holland Park,
London, May 29 - June 10, 2000.
- Phantastik am Ende der Zeit at the Stadtmuseum Erlangen-Nurnberg, Germany,
April 2 - July 30, 2000.
- The Mayfield Gallery, Bournemouth, 1997.
- The BBC acquired the portrait of Cecil Lewis, one of the founders of the BBC,
to hang in the boardroom at Bush House. Opening ceremony on June 3, 1999.
- Exhibition of Recent Paintings at Portals Ltd. Chicago, May 17 - August 7,
Hilda van Stockum HRHA
Honorary Member of the Royal Hibernian Academy
Artist and Children's book writer
MA (Hons)Trinity College
HdipEd University College Dublin
Principal Kianda College, Nairobi (1961-1980)
Trustee Kianda Foundation, Nairobi
Author of "To Africa with a Dream"
Scepter Publishers Inc.
PO Box 211 New York NY 10018
Professor, Department of Philosophy, Carleton University
Author of “Propaganda and the Ethics of Persuasion”
Broadview Press, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada 2002.
Editor of “The Glebe” Newspaper
BA Beaux-Arts, Montreal, Canada
Manager of High Elms Environmental Centre,
Garston Manor, Watford.
Headteacher of St.Andrews Montessori School
Author and illustrator of 'Flip to the Rescue'
Patron of the Society for Art of Imagination
John Tepper Marlin
Author of “The Book of American City Rankings” etc.
Treasurer, American Society for Art of Imagination
Alice Tepper Marlin,
Author of “Shopping for a Better World” etc.
President of Social Accountability International www.sa-intl.org
Alice and John are working on a textbook on "Models of Corporate Social
Responsibility," for their course at NYU's Stern School of Business.