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Marjorie Price's Biography

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New York City
May 2009

Marjorie Price was born in Chicago, Illinois. She received a B.A. in Speech and Drama from Stanford University in 1951. After graduation, she returned to Chicago where she studied painting and design at the Chicago Art Institute. In 1960, Marjorie left for Europe where she remained for eighteen years. After her marriage to a French artist, she and her husband purchased half of an ancient hamlet in Brittany. The years she lived there and the villagers she knew there were the inspiration for her memoir, A Gift from Brittany (published by Gotham Books in 2008).

In 1970, after living and working as a painter in France for ten years, Marjorie moved to Rome, Italy with her daughter Danielle. In 1978 she returned to the United States and settled in New York City. In 1980, AlphaDabbles, her first art book for children, was published by Pantheon Books and in 1995, 123 What Do You See? was published by Longmeadow Press. Her paintings are represented in private and public collections in the United States and Europe.

Influences

Life experience; living in France in the 1960's; living in and becoming a part of an ancient village in Brittany, living in Italy in the 1970's; authors: particularly Colette, André Makine, Gabriel Garcia Maquez; appreciation of the memoir; having been a painter all my life.

Upcoming Works

Currently working on a memoir of the years living in Rome in the seventies; preparing for a show of paintings

Agents

Olivia Blumer, The Blumer Literary Agency

Recommended Links

Publishers

Gotham Books

Interests & Hobbies

Reading, synchronized swimming, tennis, Etc.