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Artist Marilyn Minter Turned to the Brush and Camera to Escape Childhood Woes

Marilyn Minter, 73, is a photographer, videographer and photorealist painter whose depictions of women and contemporary notions of beauty have been exhibited world-wide. Her works will appear in three shows this year and next. She spoke with Marc Myers.
Even as a child, I knew something was off about my mother. When I was little, she’d wake me at night to help her go through my father’s suit pockets looking for evidence of infidelity.
I didn’t even know what that meant then. When my parents had terrible fights, I’d have to go into their bedroom. Only then would they stop fighting...


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