Marian is a self-published, Nationally Acclaimed artist with numerous credits and awards. She grew up on a small Minnesota farm bordering a creek and a lake. Her natural artistic ability and strong love for the outdoors, developed at an early age. She spent a great deal of time with her father, an avid hunter, who taught her about wildlife. Her subjects are majestic and powerful in their beauty set against a background of their natural habitats. Her extensive research into authentic situations includes traveling, river voyages, canoeing, hiking, backpacking, dog sledding, hunting, black powder rendezvous and powwows.

Early in her career Marian was known for her portrait painting, in which she won numerous awards in portraiture. Another segment of her earlier career included surrealism art, which she exhibited in New York, winning several international medals of honor.

Her work today is very diversified ranging from Wildlife & Western to Landscape and Nostalgia. Each painting reflects countless hours of research and planning before she begins to paint. Marian paints oil on stretched canvas because she likes the "live feeling" under her brush. Her art is exhibited in galleries and private art collections throughout the United States and abroad.

The Marian Anderson Art Gallery is located at 424 Warren Street, Mankato. The Gallery is operated by the Blue Earth County Historical Society.

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