Phyllis Magrab is both an artist and a professor of Pediatrics (Child Psychologist) at Georgetown University. She was born in New York City and now lives in Washington D.C., Paris, France, and Rappahannock County, Virginia. Dr. Magrab has exhibited at the Mendocino Art Center in Mendocino, California, at the Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art in Washington D.C., the Arts Club of Washington D.C. and the Middle Street Gallery in Washington, VA. Early in her art career, she received second place recognition for her work as a landscape artist at the Utah State Fair.
Dr. Magrab, while previously a portrait and landscape artist, has emerged as a contemporary abstractionist. Her work is a reflection of her deep interest in the human spirit and its connection to the perceived world. Painting primarily in acrylics, she captures multiple levels of human emotion in her abstract renderings. Inspired by nature and its effect on human perception, she creates works that layer color and light to achieve a poetic harmony.
The proceeds of Dr. Magrab's works sold at the Middle Street Gallery and independently are donated to the Caring for Children Fund in the Department of Pediatrics at Georgetown University to benefit vulnerable children.