Marian S. Anderson began her career as a commercial artist. She worked for several Chicago firms in the 1940-50s — an era in design history referred to as the Chicago Bauhaus. Marian studied at Washington University and recieved her BFA from the University of Illinois, later joining the fine arts faculty in 1947. After a period running her own design studio —all while raising a family — she began creating sculpture and continues to work out of her Michigan studio at the age of 102. 


1946– Farmers & Merchants Bank. Highland, IL.
194?– Faculty Show. University of Illinois. Champaign-Urbana, IL.
1947-2003 – Sculpture in the Park. Gibsonburg, OH.
2004– Art Institute of Chicago Sales Gallery. Chicago, IL.
2004– Krasl Art Center. Women in White. St. Joseph, MI.
2004– Anderson Art: Three Generations of Creation. South Haven Center for the Arts.
2006– Toledo School of the Arts. Sculpture Garden Dedication. Toledo, OH.
2006– Marian Anderson: Sculpture Retrospective. Krasl Art. St Joseph, MI.
2008– Petter Gallery. Art Under Construction, Marian Anderson. Douglas, MI.
2019– South Haven Art Center.  


Represented in Chicago IL, Cincinnati OH, Saugatuck MI, Douglas MI.


Washington University, St. Louis, MO.
BFA. University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois.


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