Marguerite Edwards is the featured artist of the 44th Montgomery Art Guild exhibition. A native of Montgomery, Edwards is a portrait painter celebrated for her depictions of fifteen Alabama Supreme Court Justices and seven Appellate Court Judges. Edwards has also captured the visages of United States Senators and other dignitaries. Alongside her portrait practice, Edwards creates stunning still lifes and landscapes in oil paint, pastel, charcoal, and pencil.
From an early age, Edwards found inspiration in art. Her parents were both artists and her grandfather Frank Spangler Sr. (“Spang”) was an acclaimed political cartoonist for the Montgomery Advertiser. Edwards is a graduate of Birmingham-Southern College and she attended the Art Students League in New York City.
Above: Photograph of the 2021 installation of the exhibition at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama.
Organized by the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama.
Support for this exhibition was provided by co-sponsors Dan Harris, Montgomery County Commission; Camille Elebash-Hill and W. Inge Hill, Jr.; and River Bank and Trust.