Anne Minich


Anne Minich (b. 1934) was born in Philadelphia and spent her early years on a farm in Chester County outside the city, an experience which was influential in shaping many of her ideas regarding approaches to making her work. She spent two years studying art at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in the early 1950s, married, had three children, attended the University of Miami in for two years in the early 1970s, moved to New York City and then in 1981 returned to Philadelphia, where she has lived ever since.


Over the past 50 years, Minich has created drawings on paper, carved wooden sculptures and three-dimensional paintings inlaid with found objects and text, all of which through autobiography explore themes of sexual desire, violence, spirituality, place, parenthood, family and many other subjects.  Her work has been exhibited at White Columns (NYC), Kunst Museum (Schloss Dernberg, DE), Thomas Erben (NYC), Villa Lontana (Rome, IT), McCoy Gallery (Andover, MA), Woodmere Museum (Philadelphia), Minneapolis Institute of Art (Minneapolis), Gavlak Gallery (LA) and Fleisher-Ollman Gallery (Philadelphia), amongst many others over her long career.


“I have been a visual artist from earliest memory.  I more or less played at it, not having any real direction or image, until my mid-30s when I became focused and committed to myself in a way that allowed the convergence of my inner vision with my experience of the outside world.  I plan to continuing working as long as possible.” - Anne Minich


Photograph of Anne Minich courtesy of Aaron Richter.


Title: Margo's Gift

Size: 26 x 26 x 2.75 in

Medium: Found Objects and Oil Paint on Wood

Year: 2021

Price: $9000.—