Oil Painting Sea Oats - 1968
Oil Painting Sea Oats - 1968

Oil Painting Sea Oats - 1968

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Oil painting on canvas 2'x3' framed. "Sea Oats" 

by: Claudia Catherine Cooper Madigan 1940-2021

Born in 1940, Claudia grew up in a modest log cabin in Annandale, VA with her parents, and siblings. Her father served as a naval physician on the USS Yorktown and safely returned home to be the Fairfax County Medical Examiner.

Claudia attended St. Agnes School in Alexandria, Annandale High School, American University, George Washington University and the Corcoran School of Art. She worked as an illustrator for an architectural firm before forging her own career as a painter, exhibiting her oil and watercolor works at art shows. In 1962, Claudia married her GWU sweetheart, Bobby Madigan. 

As a regional history enthusiast, Claudia was a lifetime member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and established the Fairfax chapter with the help of her grandmother, Catherine. In addition, she worked many years with the National Trust for Historic Preservation at Woodlawn Plantation where several of her children were also married.

Like her mother Elizabeth, Claudia eventually grew to enjoy plants and gardening most of all and participated in the Riverwood Garden Club, Mansion House Garden Club and Yacht Haven Garden Club. Later, she studied Ikebana and won numerous awards for her adept Japanese flower designs.

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