Discipline: Visual Art – sculpture

Marcia Clapp

Discipline: Visual Art – sculpture
MacDowell Fellowships: 1931, 1932

Marcia Clapp DeRocco (1907-1987) was born in Beach Grove, Indiana and graduated from Butler University in Indianapolis. She taught at Brooklyn College and Herron High School in Manhattan. DeRocco, a Stroudsburg painter and sculptor, founded Pocono Art Center in May 1959 with the backing of local businessmen. Within a year, membership at the Pocono Art Center had grown to 200. DeRocco served as Chairwoman of the board of the organization, cementing her profound influence on the arts in the region. She exhibited her work locally until 1975, when she was one of ten artists to display work at Monroe County Courthouse as part of the first Pocono Art Festival. That same year, she moved to Sani bell Island, Florida. Later in life she lived in Fort Meyers with her husband, fellow artist and philosopher Jovan DeRocco, until she died in June 1987.



Marcia Clapp worked in the Adams studio.

Given to the MacDowell Association by Margaret Adams of Chicago, the half-timbered, stuccoed Adams Studio was designed by MacDowell Fellow and architect F. Tolles Chamberlin ca. 1914. Chamberlin was primarily a painter, but also provided designs for the Lodge and an early renovation of the main hall. The studio’s structural integrity was restored during a thorough renovation in…

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