The Life and Art of David Marshall

The Life and Art of David Marshall

Book - 2008
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Part biography, part art history, part art commentary and first in the new series: The Unheralded Artists of BC, this book tells the story of a prodigious sculptor whose artistic legacy is known to only a few collectors, fellow sculptors and curators. Illustrated throughout with rare colour photographs, the lively, wide ranging text is based on original interviews, letters and diaries. A resident of Vancouver from his early twenties on, Marshall was admired as a master carver but also worked extensively in bronze. At a time when conceptual and installation art dominated, he worked in the Modernist tradition he shared with his friend, Henry Moore, who was one of many influences. His work is at the Van Dusen Gardens. He was a founding member of the Sculptors' Society of British Columbia. He died in 2006. Introduction by Brooks Joyner former Director of the Vancouver Art Gallery in BC.

Publisher: Salt Spring Island, B.C. : Mother Tongue Pub., ©2008
ISBN: 9781896949444
Characteristics: xiii, 160 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 25 cm


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May 11, 2018

A truly well written and researched book. This book not only tells of Marshall's struggles and triumphs but also those of artists and sculptors of the times. An insightful zeitgeist and important piece of social history by Ullmann. Highly recommended.


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