Marcia Marcus(01/11/1928- ) is primarily a figurative painter, whose work has been influenced by abstraction. Her artwork captures light and shadow, color and form with the lightest application of paint. In addition to studying at NYU, Marcus also studied at Cooper Union (1950-52), and with Edwin Dickinson at the Art Students League (1954). She has taught at numerous institutions: Purdue University; Moore Institute of Art, Science, and Industry; Rhode Island School of Design; Cooper Union; Louisiana State University; New York University; Vassar College; Cornell University; Iowa State University; and Northern Arizona University. Marcus has been the recipient of several awards, including a Ford Foundation Grant in 1966, a Gottlieb Foundation Grant in 1983, and a National Endowment for the Arts grant in 1991. The Canton Art Institute held a retrospective of her work in 1984. She has had many one-person shows throughout the northeast. Marcus lives in New York City. Her paintings and drawings are in the permanent collections of many institutions including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Hirshorn Museum, Bowdoin College, and Best Products, Inc.