|Manon Catherine Cleary|
|Born||November 14, 1942
St. Louis, Missouri
|Died||November 26, 2011
|Education||Washington University in St. Louis, Temple University|
|Known for||Figurative painting, Photorealism|
|Spouse(s)||F. Steven Kijek|
Cleary was born in St. Louis, Missouri; she had an identical twin sister, Shirley Cleary-Cooper, who is also an artist. After studying in Rome where she developed an interest in Caravaggio, Cleary studied at Washington University in St. Louis and Temple University. She settled in Washington, D.C., in 1974 and taught at the University of the District of Columbia for thirty years. In 2001, she married F. Steven Kijek.
Cleary's works have been exhibited worldwide including in a solo ten-year retrospective at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, Portugal, in 1985 and in 2006 in a career retrospective at the Washington Arts Museum at Edison Place. In 1997, one of her paintings at an erotic art auction was featured on an episode of HBO's Real Sex.
- Schudel, Matt (December 3, 2011). "Manon Cleary, alluring D.C. artist and free spirit, dies at 69". Washington Post. Retrieved January 1, 2012.
- Capps, Kriston (November 28, 2011). "Manon Cleary, Washington Figurative Painter, Has Died". Washington City Paper. Retrieved December 1, 2011.
- "Manon Cleary: A Retpospective". Washington Post. October 13, 2006. Retrieved January 1, 2012.
- "Queen of Beverly Court: Sex. Drugs. Strangled penises. Manon Cleary has seen it, done it, and painted it all. - Washington City Paper". washingtoncitypaper.com. Retrieved September 20, 2015.
- Profile at askart.com
- Manon Cleary at the Internet Movie Database
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