Marla Korr


Marla Korr Biography

American, b. 1950

Marla Korr attended Brooklyn College, earning both a B.A. and a M.F.A.  There she studied with Philip Pearlstein, Lennart Anderson and Jimmy Ernst.  She has also studied at Stevenson Academy of Traditional Painting and New York Academy of Art.  Marla is a member of the National Artists League and Marine Artists of America

As a full time artist, Marla Korr concentrates her vision on the rich landscapes of the Hudson River Valley, as well as the marine images and changing atmosphere of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard.  Her natural ability and classical training enable her to express the subtle changes in light and atmosphere producing paintings which are sensitive and powerful. 

Being influenced by both Classical Realism and Impressionism, her paintings combine a range of feelings with technical excellence and craftsmanship.  Marla also teaches a group of students, imparting to them the knowledge and methods she has practiced and the importance of integrity in art.


Painting 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.

Brooklyn College, B.A. & M.F.A., Brooklyn, NY
New York Academy, New York, NY
Stevenson Academy of Traditional Painting, Long Island, NY

Nov-Dec, 2016, Cavalier Galleries 30th Anniversary, New York, NY
Oct-Dec, 2016, 150 Years of Great American Landscapes, Cavalier Galleries, New York, NY
Jun-Sep, 2016, New Arrivals – Summer 2016, Cavalier Galleries, New York, NY
Jun-Sep, 2016, Important Maritime Paintings, Cavalier Galleries, Nantucket, MA
Jun, 2015, A Day at the Beach, Cavalier Galleries, Online
Nov-Dec, 2014, Annual Small Works Online Exhibition, Cavalier Galleries, Online
Nov-Dec, 2013, Small Works Online Exhibition and Sale, Cavalier Galleries, Online
Nov-Dec, 2012, Small Works Online Exhibition, Cavalier Galleries, Online
May, 2012, Cityscapes: A Century of Urban Landscapes, Cavalier Galleries, Greenwich, CT
Nov-Dec, 2011, Annual Small Works Online Exhibition, Cavalier Galleries, Online
Mar, 2011, Group Exhibition: Recent Works by Gallery Artists, Cavalier Galleries, Greenwich, CT
Jul-Sep, 2014, Summer Group Show, Cavalier Galleries, Greenwich, CT
Kerygma Gallery Ridgewood New Jersey, Ridgewood, NJ
Rice Gallery, Albany Institute of Art, Albany, NY
Clinton West Corp., Ithaca, NY
Froebel Gallery, Albany, NY
Bergen Museum of Art and Science, Bergen, NJ
Dyansen Gallery, SoHo, New York, NY
The Gallery at Hunter Mountain, Tannersville, NY
Greene County Council on the Arts, Show, Greene County, NY
Van Vleck Museum, Montclair, NJ
Windham Fine Art Gallery, Windham, NY
RVS Gallery, Southampton, NY
Gregory Gallery, Darien, CT
Olana, Frederick Church State Historic Site, Hudson, NY
Stevenson New Renaissance Gallery, Roslyn, NY
Jon Tanner Gallery, Westwood, NJ
Hampton Road Gallery, Southampton, NY
Willoughby Fine Art Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard, MA
Gardner Colby Gallery, Naples, FL
Deborah Davis Fine Art, Hudson, NY
Gallery at 4 India Street, Nantucket Ma., Nantucket, MA
Gasov and Gerlue Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
Edgartown Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard, MA
Robert Wilson Gallery, Nantucket, MA
Highlands Gallery, Bernardsville, NJ
National Museum for Women in the Arts, Washington, DC
Pequot Library (Commission), Southport, CT
The Chesterfield , Stamford, CT
White Elephant (Commission), Nantucket, MA
Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, VT
Marin Price Gallery, Chevy Chase, MD
Renjeau Gallery, Natick, MA

Salmagundi Club
The Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club
The American Artists Professional League
The Copley Society