Unknown Painting

Unknown Painting

C. 1919-1922?

12″ w x 9 h”
Oil on canvas

Unknown Painting

Marian and Unknown Painting
Marian and Unknown Painting close up

Image credit: Old Newspaper clipping

This painting was likely one of her earlier ones as her earlier works were much smaller. It is really hard to tell what this painting is but it’s a lovely portrait of Marian.

Guam Church

Guam Church

C. 1942

15″w x 12″h (?)
Oil on canvas

Guam Church

Guam Church - Marian Spore Bush

Image credit: Park Ave. Social Review

Marian stayed for several months with her brother James Spore in 1919 while he was acting lieutenant governor in Guam for a year. While there, she started to paint and couldn’t stop. These Memories of Guam paintings were done much later around 1942 and are quite small compared to her other works. Marian said these Gaum series were the only paintings they were done entirely by herself and not “They.” 

 

 

Guam House

Guam House

C. 1942

15″w x 12″h (?)
Oil on canvas

Guam House

Guam House - Marian Spore Bush

Image credit: Park Ave. Social Review

Marian stayed for several months with her brother James Spore in 1919 while he was acting lieutenant governor in Guam for a year. While there, she started to paint and couldn’t stop. These Memories of Guam paintings were done much later around 1942 and are quite small compared to her other works. Marian said these Gaum series were the only paintings they were done entirely by herself and not “They.” 

 

 

Roses

Roses

C. 1922-29

12″ w x 9″ h
Oil on canvas

Basket of Roses

Rose Basket - Marian Spore Bush

Image credit: Private Collection

This painting is one I own. It is signed “Marian Spore” so I know it was painted sometime between 1922-1929 before her marriage to Irving T. Bush. The small painting is a great example of her bas-relief technique. 

 

 

Woman on a Bird

Woman on a Bird

C. 1930?

Dimensions unknown
Oil on canvas

Woman on a Bird

unknown painting - Woman on a Bird

Image credit: Daniel Oliver Gallery

This photo that was distributed for newspaper use features a painting that appears to be a woman on a fantastical bird-like creature, perhaps flying over water and a rocky shore. The photo was dated 1930 and was probably one of the many images used by newspapers to announce Irving T. Bush had married “The Angel of the Bowery” or that “psychic painter.”