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artist , educator , writer , poet

Miriam Brown Fine, American artist, educator, poet, writer.


Fine, Miriam Brown was born on March 8, 1913 in Vineland, New Jersey, United States. Daughter of Abraham and Katie (Walidarsky) Brown.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, The U. the Arts (formerly Industrial School Arts) and University of Pennsylvania, 1935;postgraduate, Cheltenham (Pennsylvania) Art School, 1968-1977;postgraduate, Temple University, 1976-1991.


Teacher art and watercolor painting Philadelphia Public Schools, 1953-1960. Lecturer, watercolor teacher Association Retired Professionals Temple University, 1976-1992. Private teacher art, Philadelphia, 1952-1977.

Geriatric poster contest judge and program cover design Pennsylvania Podiatric Medical Association, 1984-1995. Teacher, visiting artist Abington Friends Committee, 1989-1990. Teacher watercolor Northeast Cultural Art Council Philadelphia, 1987-1990.

Teacher watercolor, speaker poetry forum David G. Neuman Senior Center, Jewish Community Center Philadelphia, since 1991.


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  • Other Work

    • Executed 7 murals at Spruance Elementary School, Philadelphia, 1951, Holocaust oils and watercolors displayed in Temple Sholom Synagogue, Oxford Circuit Synagogue, United Nations Women's Conference, Nairobi, Kenya, since 1985, Library. National Museum Women in Arts, Washington, since 1992. 16 one-person exhibitions John Wanamaker's Fine Art Gallery, The Hahn Gallery, Cida Art Gallery, First Pennsylvania Bank, Revsin Art Gallery, Frankford Trust Company, Temple University Center City, Northeast Regional Library.

      , Philadelphia, 1996, Spring Art Exhibition Northeast Regional Library., 1997, Printmaking Gallery University of Arts, Philadelphia, 1998. Group shows include: United Nations Women's Conference, Nairobi, Philadelphia Art Show, Provident National Bank, Cheltenham Art Center, Art Alliance, Pennsylvania Academy Fine Arts, Philadelphia Museum Art, Camden County History Society, Rutgers College, Frankford Women's Art League, Pennock Art & Flower Show, National Council Jewish Women, Immaculata College, Ocean City Art League, Artist Equity, Cape May Art Center.

      Author: (poetry and illustrations) Word and Drawings, 1984, (in braille) 1996, Mom I Didn't Know It Was Like That, Family History, 1984, The Full Moon Energises My Creativity, 1988, You Are in My Galaxy, 1990, That's Life, 1992, Flowers I, 1993 (National Museum Women in Arts, Washington), Treasures of Miriam Brown Fine for You, 1993. Author, illustrator: My Bible, 1994. Contributor watercolor paintings on boxes and book covers Continental Box Company, 1995, Flower Book VII, 1996, Flower Book VIII, 1996, Flower Book IX, 1997, Flower Book X, 1998, Flower Book XI, 1999, Flower Book XII, 2000-2002, cover (Passover prayer book) The Haggadah, 1998 (honored by American Jewish Congress, Pennsylvania region, 1998).

      Author: Poetry from My Soul, 1998.


Did benefit for St. Christopher's Children's Hospital, Philadelphia, 1984-1987. Member Torch of Life chapter City of Hope, Philadelphia, since 1935, member Herman chapter, since 1992. Volunteer Overbrook School for the Blind, Philadelphia, since 1991.

Member National Organization of Women, Artists Equity Inc., Philadelphia Watercolor Club (honorary), Women's Caucus for Art, University Arts Alumni Association, Academy American Poets, National Federation State Poetry Societies, Writers Cadence Crafters, Poets Study Group, National Museum of Women in Arts (charter member), Temple University Association Retired Professionals (president emeritus, award), Pennsylvania State Poetry Societies, Fight for Sight.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: music, teaching, sharing knowledge, learning.


Married Irvin Fine, November 3, 1935. Children: Ruth Eileen Fine, Adele Aviva Fine Gross.

Abraham Brown

Katie (Walidarsky) Brown

Irvin Fine

Ruth Eileen Fine

Adele Aviva Fine Gross Fine