Biography of the Artist

Connecticut painter and educator, Marija Pavlovich McCarthy was born and raised in Yugoslavia. She is an interpretive realist who works in oil and watercolor. Her love of landscape painting led her to spend several entire summers working in regions of great painterly character, notably the Adriatic Coast, the Costa Brava, the Greek Islands, Provence and the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She also spent three prolific and inspired years in Pakistan and three in Tunisia. Marija McCarthy's works are in the National Museum in Belgrade, the Presidential collections of Pakistan, Palestine and Tunisia and in corporate, Congressional and private collections in America, Europe, Asia and Africa. She has taught painting in all mediums since 1962, including at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington DC, the Maryland School of Art and Design, the Art League in Alexandria, Virginia, and currently, the Washington Art Association in Washington, Connecticut.


  • New Art Center, New York, NY: 2010
  • Minor Memorial Library, Roxbury, CT: 2013, 2010, 2004
  • Woodbury Fine Arts, Woodbury, CT: 2008, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002
  • Washington Art Association, Washington, Connecticut: 2007 and 2000
  • University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT: 2007
  • Greene Gallery, Guilford, CT: 2000
  • Tunisian Embassy, Washington DC: 1998
  • Spectrum Gallery, Washington DC: 1967 through 1997 (8 individual shows)
  • William Ris Gallery, Stone Harbor, NJ: 1996
  • Gallery Espace Sophonisbe, Carthage, Tunisia: 1993
  • Gallery EI Kasbah, Sfax, Tunisia: 1993
  • Gallery Yahya, Tunis, Tunisia: 1992 and 1991
  • Originals Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan: 1987
  • Rohtas Gallery, Rawalpindi, Pakistan: 1987
  • AI Hamra Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan:, 1986
  • The Art League, Alexandria, VA:, 1985
  • Alexandra Monet, Gallery, Brussels, Belgium: 1978


  • Western Connecticut State University: 2010
  • New Britain Museum of American Art: 2014, 2008, 2006 and 2004
  • Copley Society of Art, Boston: 2013, 2010, 2003, 2002 and 2001
  • Potter and Slack, Marbledale, Connecticut: 2001
  • New England Watercolor Society: annually since 1998
  • Serbian Painters Abroad, National Museum of Yugoslavia: 1990
  • The Art League, Alexandria, Virginia: 1975 to 1985
  • Egmont Palace, Brussels, Belgium: 1976
  • Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC: 1962


  • Academy of Fine Art, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
  • Corcoran School of Art and George Washington University, Washington DC


  • Copley Society of Art, Artist Member
  • New England Watercolor Society, Signature Member
  • Connecticut Watercolor Society, Signature Member
  • New Haven Paint and Clay Club, Artist Member


  • Floral Inspirations, Rockport Publishers, Inc, 1997
  • Watercolor, an American Artists Publication, Spring 1996 issue
  • Best of Watercolor, Rockport Publishers Inc., 1995
  • American Artist, Feature Artist -Watercolor page, May 1990

Marija Pavlovich McCarthy


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