"As I travel this life, painting fulfills my need to comment on, to record, to exult in the scenes in my path, which--by their beauty or humility, their power or poetry--elicit my creative reaction. "


Connecticut painter and educator, MARIJA PAVLOVICH McCARTHY was born and raised in Yugoslavia. She is an interpretive realist who works in oil and watercolor. Her love of landscape painting led her to spend several summers working in regions of great painterly character, notably the Adriatic Coast, the Costa Brava, the Greek Islands, Provence and the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She also spent three prolific and inspired years in Pakistan and three in Tunisia. Marija McCarthy's works are in the National Museum in Belgrade, the Presidential collections of Pakistan, Palestine and Tunisia and in corporate, Congressional and private collections in America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Since 1962, she has taught painting, in various mediums, at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington DC, the Maryland School of Art and Design and the Art League in Alexandria, Virginia. Currently, Marija teaches at the Washington Art Association in Washington, Connecticut. 



  • New Art Center, New York, NY: 2010

  • Minor Memorial Library, Roxbury, CT: 2013, 2010, 2004 

  • Woodbury Fine Arts, Woodbury, CT: 2008, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002

  • Washington Art Association, Washington, Connecticut: 2007 and 2000

  • University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT: 2007

  • Greene Gallery, Guilford, CT: 2000

  • Tunisian Embassy, Washington DC: 1998

  • Spectrum Gallery, Washington DC: 1967 through 1997 (8 individual shows)

  • William Ris Gallery, Stone Harbor, NJ: 1996

  • Gallery Espace Sophonisbe, Carthage, Tunisia: 1993

  • Gallery EI Kasbah, Sfax, Tunisia: 1993

  • Gallery Yahya, Tunis, Tunisia: 1992 and 1991

  • Originals Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan: 1987

  • Rohtas Gallery, Rawalpindi, Pakistan: 1987

  • AI Hamra Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan:, 1986

  • The Art League, Alexandria, VA:, 1985

  • Alexandra Monet, Gallery, Brussels, Belgium: 1978



  • Western Connecticut State University: 2010

  • New Britain Museum of American Art: 2014, 2008, 2006 and 2004

  • Copley Society of Art, Boston: 2013, 2010, 2003, 2002 and 2001

  • Potter and Slack, Marbledale, Connecticut: 2001

  • New England Watercolor Society: annually since 1998

  • Serbian Painters Abroad, National Museum of Yugoslavia: 1990

  • The Art League, Alexandria, Virginia: 1975 to 1985

  • Egmont Palace, Brussels, Belgium: 1976

  • Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC: 1962