“Capturing the vibrant atmosphere of an urban market, Marion Huse situates her bustling crowd amidst the tall buildings, telephone poles, and sloping shadows of a growing metropolis. I’m particularly drawn to the heavy impasto she uses to suggest fresh vegetables among the many wares. Through the generalized features of the market-goers, Huse conveys a respect for ordinary people going about their important, if monotonous, daily routines.”
-Molly Burroughs, Gallery Assistant
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While the people and places of New England offered Huse a variety of subject matter, she was equally inspired by her travels to the American Southwest and to Canada. Quebec Market Place, done in 1932 while visiting the city with her student and friend Barbara Sleigh, captures the vitality of the urban market, and was exhibited at the Springfield Art School’s annual exhibition later that year.
Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts
Eventually to collection, Hampden, Massachusetts, 2011
Brockton Art Museum exhibition catalogue from above, number 17, illustrated page 39
Marion Huse: An Artist’s Evolution, Brockton Art Museum / Fuller Memorial, Brockton, Massachusetts, June 2 – August 25, 1985