Marcia Pagels: Art Gallery
Marcia painted few portraits. All are early. Her middle and late work actively removes humanity and its works from the landscape; she once told me that humans see themselves in the foreground, so the moment they or their works intrude in a picture, nature gets backgrounded. So she often painted the lost California of two or three centuries ago, not the present one. This isn't nostalgia for a Native American past, nor romanticism: pure environmentalism.
Because her few portraits were early, fewer still have extant photos; I hope to track down some and add them.
For now, I'm including her early street scenes of Paris here too, poor though those photos are.
This is a memorial online gallery for Marcia Pagels, 1930-2010. 100+ works are still missing. If you know of a work not shown, please email Chris Wayan, email@example.com
1950? #094 detail
Girl 1950 #163
c. 1951 #091
Parisian Museum (ink wash)
Four Parisian Watercolors
Parisian Park Bench
Harbor Scene 1972? #152