Marla Korr



Artist's Statement

Marla en plein airPainting is my passion. I was surrounded by art for as long as I can remember, having grown up in a family of artists. My love of landscape painting was inspired by my father whose reverence of nature took our family each summer from New York City to the lush environs of the Hudson River Valley.

In painting a landscape, I begin the process “en plein air” where I can capture what I see and feel in the moment. This immediate experience and sensory memory prepares me to develop my impressionistic sketches into larger paintings. As a life long resident of New York City, I paint the urban landscape with continued fascination of its iconic images. I also spend significant time painting on Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard where the marine imagery and magical atmosphere is my muse.

Whether the subject matter is rooted in the urban, marine or rural landscape, my vision is impacted by the transformative quality of light. My intention as an artist is to encourage you to have your own intimate experience of the paintings. My hope is that you will revisit them with continued pleasure and surprise.


Marla Korr earned an MFA degree at CUNY (Brooklyn) where she studied with Philip Pearlstein, Lennart Anderson and Jimmy Ernst. After the two year program she continued her studies at the New York Academy followed by an intensive six year program at the Stevenson Academy of Traditional Painting (whose founder, Harold Stevenson, was apprentice and friend of Norman Rockwell) where drawing from plaster casts and studying anatomy were prerequisite Marla paingint on Nantucket to painting the nude model. She was fortunate to be mentored by Alma Gallanos Stevenson during this time. This classical training gave her the knowledge and freedom to paint the figure, still life and landscape with equal facility.

Marla’s work has been featured in American Art Collector Magazine. Her paintings have been shown at Olana, the Frederick Church Estate, The National Museum of Women in the Arts, The National Arts Club, The Bergen Museum of Arts and Science, and The Salmagundi Club. She is an elected member of the Salmagundi Club, The Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, The American Artists Professional League, and the Copley Society.

She is represented by several prestigious galleries in the Northeast, including Cavalier Galleries of Greenwich and Nantucket, Marin Price Gallery in Chevy Chase, Maryland, Renjeau Gallery in Natick, Massachusetts, and Edgartown Gallery in Martha's Vineyard. In addition to her full time painting schedule Marla teaches a group of dedicated artists.