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Artist Marion Field Koch


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Marion Field Koch grew up in San Antonio, Texas.  Her interest in art began at the age of 4 when her mother enrolled her in Harding Black’s pottery classes at the Witte Museum. As Marion was working on her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Sul Ross State University she was encouraged to achieve a solid foundation of each form of art studied as well as being open for the special interest that spoke to her soul.  The art of John Singer Sargent sang to her heart.  Marion’s first portrait was a 36 x 36 painting of a friend dressed in a pink evening gown reclining in a chair.  Thus began the absolute love of catching the essence of the sitter.  A significant number of years of Marion’s life were lived on a ranch in Brewster County, Texas.  Some of her favorite subjects were residents of that beautiful, wild and remote area of her state. Marion was represented by Sol Del Rio Gallery of San Antonio during those years.Marion returned to San Antonio and became a member of the Coppini Academy of Fine Arts when she enrolled in Brad Braune's watercolor class.  Attending the Coppini allowed her to continue the pursuit of classical artistic training.   Significant teachers of her craft have been Brad Braune, Kraig Kiedrowski, Tony Pro, and Gladys Roldan de Moras.  The association with the Coppini introduced Marion to the contemporary masters of our current Realism Renaissance.  She has studied with Casey Baugh, Henry Yan, Daniel Gerhartz, Daniel J. Keys, Romel de la Torre, and Zhaoming Wu.
 
Marion's professional experience has been as art educator of the Confucius Institute of the University of Texas San Antonio, private art tutor, art instructor with NEISD Community Education Program, and art educator with Alamo Heights ISD.   Her paintings are included the [...]

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