March 1, 2021

Local Artist Marian Dock Art Exhibition and Sale at Deep River Library

Example of artwork to be sold at Dec. 5 art sale

Marian Dock, longtime Essex resident, passed away Aug. 30 at the age of 99.  Marian and her late husband, Albert, were founding members of the Connecticut River Museum and owners of Fore Fathers Antiques.  Education was a recurring theme in Marian Dock’s life; so it was when she planned her estate she designated a portion be devoted to help further education. The Deep River Public Library was chosen as the venue for the final showing—and sale—of her oeuvre.  The opening of the memorial showing—more than 30 works—of the Marian Dock Collection will be on Sunday Dec. 5 from 3 till 6 pm, in the Community Room of the Library.

Marian grew up in New York City, where she received her primary and secondary education in the public school system.  She graduated from Pratt Institute, continued her education at New York University, which awarded her a Bachelor’s Degree, then received her Masters in art from Columbia University.  In the 1950’s Marian wrote a children’s show, “Time for Art with Marian Dock,” then staged (as well as produced and directed) the play, with herself in the starring role, at her former public school.

During her years in Essex Marian indulged her artistic endeavors and painted prolifically.  Her work was shown at the Essex Art Association and was included in the annual “Choices” show mounted by the Shoreline Alliance of the Arts.  Her works include local landscapes (which are identified), florals and abstracts, executed in acrylic, oil and watercolor. 

 The collection will remain on display and for sale throughout December.  Proceeds will fund educational programs at the library.   Contact Peggy Maraschiello at RiverWind Antiques, (860) 526-3047 for more information.