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Constance “Zinnia” Maravell papers

Identifier: BMC-M138

Scope and Contents

Series I is organized into Folders 1 and 2, and further organized into the categories Exhibition Pamphlets and Booklets and Exhibition Advertisements. The pamphlets and booklets were printed for the following organizations or gallery exhibitions: Washington Women’s Arts Center, the Emerson Gallery Cityscope, the Exposiciones del auntamiento do la coruna, and the Art Deco Gallery’s Continuum Exhibition. The advertisement is a flyer with the name of an upcoming exhibition titled Egographs: Portraits by Zinnia. The same flyer also advertises an exhibition by another artist titled Murmurs & Messages from the Paper Lion.

Folder 3 contains Series II and III. Series II consists of newspaper clippings from The Washington Post, the Articulate Contemporary Art Review, The Washington Times, Washington Home, Blade, Washington Women’s Arts Center News, the Washington Review, and one unknown source. Series II also contains a newsletter from the Washington Center for Phorography. Seriest III includes three photographs; two were taken at one of Constance “Zinnia” Maravell’s exhibition openings and the other she herself took.


  • Creation: 1979 - 1995


Copyright and Rights Information

The Constance “Zinnia” Maravell Papers are the physical property of the Special Collections Department, Bryn Mawr College Library. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns.

Copyright and Rights Information

This collection is open for research.

Biographical / Historical

Constance “Zinnia” Maravell was a Bryn Mawr graduate of the class of 1965. After earning her MBA at the University of Chicago, she moved to Washington D.C. with her husband at the time. Over the years, she has followed a number of different career paths. Initially, Maravell worked for the United States government writing personnel regulations for nearly 30 years. She also became an accomplished visual artist as a photographer, has instructed Qi gong and yoga, and is a certified acupuncturist.

Constance Maravell exhibits her artwork under the name Zinnia. She has presented her photographs in numerous exhibitions over the years.



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Constance Maravell was a Bryn Mawr graduate of the class of 1965. In the years follower her time at graduate school at the University of Chicago, Maravell delved into the world of art. She adopted the name Zinnia to represent her artistic identiy, and has exhibited her work of high art photography in the Washington D.C. area numerous times. Zinnia’s work has been recognized and praised in a number of newspapers and newsletters. This collection contains the clippings from the articles that acknowledged her work, as well as an assortment of pamphlets and booklets summarizing her pieces in exhibitions, and a few select photographs taken at one of Zinnia’s exhibition openings.

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