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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Mougouch Fielding 1921-2013

. Mougouch Fielding, who died 2 June, 2013, aged 92, was the former debutate who became the wife and muse of the Armenian-born artist, Arshile Gorky. She was born Agnes Magruder, 1 June, 1921, at Boston, Mass, daughter of Admiral John H. Magruder, of the US Navy, and married firstly, Arshile Gorky (1904-48), by whom she had 2 daughters; married secondly, in 1949 (div 1959), the Bostonian painter Jack Phillips, by whom she had 2 more daughters; married thirdly, 1978, Maj Alexander Wallace (Xan) Fielding, DSO (1918-91), the British author, translator, journalist, soldier, traveller, former husband of the Hon Daphne Vivian (scion of the Barons Vivian, cr UK 1841), son of Alexander Lumsden Wallace. -=-

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