FINE ART INVESTMENTS SINCE 1978
Marjorie von MOSCHZISKER
*Signed on Verso
Medium: Original Acrylic on Canvas
Framed size: 22.75" x 28.75
Canvas size: 22" x 28"
Marjorie Elliot Drayton von Moschzisker (1922-) is an American artist born November 26th, 1922 mostly working in portrait painting. She married Michael von
Moschzisker (1918-1995) who was a lawyer in Philadelphia. Michael's father was Robert von Moschzisker (1870-1939), who was a justice of the Supreme court on
Pennsylvania from 1909 - 1921 and Chief Justice from 1921 - 1930. Marjorie's husband Michael created the 'one-percent-for-the-arts' program in March 1959 -
which requires any new construction to set aside one percent of its budget for the arts. Since the inception of the Program, hundreds of public art have been
installed in all areas of Philadelphia. He was also the chairman of the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority. Marjorie had four children. Of them, her daughter
Susan, former actress married to fellow actor David Morse, now author wrote 'The Habit' in 2011. The book focuses on her relationship with her mother
Marjorie von Moschzisker who at 85 years of age decides to become a Orthodox Christian nun.