twentieth-century american artist


Sarah Supplee was born in 1941 in Laurel, Maryland. She earned a BA from American University (Washington, D.C.) in 1963 and an MA from The University of Iowa (Iowa City) in 1965. From 1964 to 1965 she was a teaching fellow at The University of Iowa. Prior to her death in 1997, the artist lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Hillsdale, New York.

Supplee's work was shown in several solo exhibitions at Sunne Savage Gallery (Boston), and Tatistcheff & Co. and Hirschl & Adler Modern (both New York). Other solo shows include those at Louis Newman Gallery (Los Angeles), and OK Harris West (Scottsdale, Arizona), as well as LaMagna Gallery (New York), Bradford College (Haverhill, Massachusetts), Swain School of Design (New Bedford, Massachusetts), and Fitchburg Art Museum (Fitchburg, Massachusetts).

Supplee received several awards, including two Massachusetts Artists Foundation Awards (1985 and 1980), The Blanche E. Colman Award (Boston, 1979), and the Elizabeth Van Swinderin Award, American University (Washington D.C., 1963). In addition, she received a grant from the Art Students’ League (Woodstock, New York, 1964).