Artists & Designers

Brice Marden (b. 1938)

Brice Marden was born in 1938 in Bronxville, New York, and grew up in the nearby town of Briarcliff Manor. Marden attended Florida Southern College, then Boston University School of Fine and Applied Arts, where he earned his bachelor of fine arts degree in 1961, and finally Yale University, where he earned a master of fine arts degree in 1963. Marden has continually engaged the tenets and practices of abstraction, first through his series of monochrome panels and drawings from the 1960s, 1970s, and early 1980s, and subsequently through the line-based work he produced since 1985.

Marden's work is represented in most major international museum collections, as well as in important private collections. His work has been the subject of major one-person exhibitions, as well as important international and national exhibitions.

Adapted from

Charles Wylie, Brice Marden: Work of the 1990s: Paintings, Drawings, and Prints, (Dallas: Dallas Museum of Art, in association with Distributed Art Publishers, 1998), 68.

Related Multimedia

lecture in conjunction with Brice Marden, Work of the 1990s: Paintings, Drawings, and Prints, February 14-April 25, 1999; Wylie, Lupe Muchison Curator of Contemporary Art, DMA
Special event in conjunction with Brice Marden, Work of the 1990s: Paintings, Drawings, and Prints, February 14-April 25, 1999; Wylie, Lupe Muchison Curator of Contemporary Art, DMA

Web Resources

  • YouTube
    Watch a short video by the National Gallery of Art, "Brice Marden in the Studio."