Lucy Drake Marlow, Arizona Scene, Oil on Board, c. 1918, 13″ x 18″
Born in Erie, PA, Marlow received her art training in New York at the Art Students League and at the Carnegie Institute. Further studies were at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art in Pittsburgh and with George Elmer Browne and Ernest L. Blumenschein. She also traveled to Italy for study. She continued her studies in Provincetown and established herself as an academic figure and portrait painter in the Pittsburgh area, fulfilling painting commissions and teaching art classes in the 1920’s. In 1927 Marlow moved to Tucson because of the frail health of her daughter. In Tucson she became associated with the Tucson Fine Arts Association. She was a member of the Hoosier Salon, Pittsburgh Art Association, and the Tucson Fine Arts Association. She exhibited at the Carnegie Institute, Phoenix Art Center, Hoosier Salon and Pittsburgh Art Association.