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Myrna Harrison
Myrna Harrison was born in Hollywood, CA in 1932. Her father was an animator and director at Screen Gems, the animated cartoon division of Columbia pictures, her mother a hat designer. She cannot remember a time that drawing and painting were not part of her life. Her family moved to New York City in 1943, where she attended Music and Art High School (1946-1950). After briefly attending the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, she returned to New York City to study art — first with Morris Davidson, then Jack Tworkov and finally at the Hans Hofmann School of Fine Art, NYC and Provincetown, MA (1953-57). She showed in numerous juried and invitational group shows in the 50s, including the International Water Color Biennial at the Brooklyn Museum, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, James Gallery, NYC; Sun Gallery, Provincetown; New York City Center Gallery; Washington University, St. Louis, Boston Fine Arts Festival. She had a three artist show at the James Gallery in 1955 and an eight artist show at the (continued)

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“The school was exciting and the best students were there. So thatís
already a clue...that this was where you wanted to be.” -Myrna Harrison
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