Marilyn Bogdanffy was born and lived in NJ until she moved to TX in 1978. She studied painting at the Ridgewood Art Assn. NJ, The Art Students League and The National Academy of Art NYC. She entered and exhibited in local, regional competitions over the years having won many awards. Her paintings have shown in galleries in NJ, MA, TX, and RI. She belonged to NJ Artist Professional League, Catherine Lorillard Wolf Art Assn., Salmagundi Club, and the Southwestern Watercolor Society. Bogdanffy retired to Block Island in 1988.