The American painter Brice Marden, born 1938 in Bronxville, New York, studied at the Boston University School of Fine and Applied Arts from 1958-1961 and at Yale University of Art and Architecture in New Haven from 1961-1963. In 1966 he was assistant to Robert Rauschenberg and from 1969 to 1974 he taught at the School of Visual Arts in New York. As a further development of color field painting, Marden created monochrome pictures since the mid-1960s, usually by mixing several gray clouded areas of color to form a work. By using wax, the artist achieved dull surfaces which, according to his statement, do not reflect light, but look as if they absorb light and at the same time emit it. Since the mid-1980s, Marden turned away from strict, monochrome painting and let oscillating lines appear in his color fields, which cover the canvases like net structures and are inspired by Eastern calligraphy.


His works were shown at various institutions including The Museum of Modern Art (New York), Hamburger Bahnhof (Berlin), The Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco) and The Salomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York).




Brice Marden, Gagosian Gallery, London



Brice Marden, Thomas Ammann Fine Art AG, Zürich



Brice Marden – Jawlensky-Preisträger: Retrospektive der Druckgraphik, Museum Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden



Brice Marden: Works on Paper, Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel



Brice Marden: A Retrospective of Paintings and Drawings, Museum of Modern Art, New York

Brice Marden: A Retrospective of Paintings and Drawings , San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco

Brice Marden: A Retrospective of Paintings and Drawings , Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin



Brice Marden: Works on Paper 1964-2001, Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, Rome

Archivio di Stato in the Royal Palace, Turin

Brice Marden, Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Munich



Brice Marden: Works Books and Series, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Brice Marden: Work of the 1990s, Paintings, Drawings and Prints, Dallas Museum of Art

Brice Marden: Work of the 1990s, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.

Brice Marden: Work of the 1990s, Miami Art Museum, Miami

Brice Marden: Work of the 1990s, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh



Brice Marden Drawings: The Whitney Museum of American Art Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York



Brice Marden: Work Books 1964-1995, Staatliche Graphische Sammlung, Munich

Brice Marden, Kunstmuseum Winterthur

Brice Marden: Work Books 1964-1995, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus

Brice Marden: Work Books 1964-1995, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge



Brice Marden, Thomas Ammann Fine Art AG, Zurich



Brice Marden: Drawings 1964-1994, Pace Wildenstein, New York



Brice Marden: A Painting, Drawings and Prints, Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis

Brice Marden: Paintings 1985-1993, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern

Brice Marden, Vienna Secession, Vienna

Brice Marden, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

Brice Marden, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel

Brice Marden, Fridericianum, Kassel



Brice Marden, Documenta IX, Kassel

Brice Marden: Prints 1961-1991, Tate Gallery, London

Brice Marden, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville, Paris

Brice Marden, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore



Brice Marden – Cold Mountain, Dia Center for the Arts, New York

Brice Marden, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

Brice Marden, The Menil Collection, Houston

Brice Marden, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid

Brice Marden, Städtisches Kunstmuseum, Bonn

Connections: Brice Marden, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Brice Marden: The Grove Group, Gagosian Gallery, New York



Brice Marden: New Paintings, Mary Boone/Michael Werner Gallery, New York




Brice Marden: Paintings and Drawings, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles



Brice Marden: Marbles, Paintings and Drawing, Pace Gallery, New York



Paintings, Drawings and Etchings 1975-1980, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam



Brice Marden, InK Halle für Internationale neue Kunst, Zurich



Brice Marden: Drawings 1964-1978, Kunstraum, Munich

Brice Marden, Institut für Moderne Kunst, Nuremberg



Brice Marden, Yvon Lambert, Paris



Brice Marden, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York



Brice Marden Drawings 1963-1974, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston

Brice Marden, Fort Worth Art Museum, Fort Worth

Brice Marden, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis



Brice Marden, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris



Brice Marden, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris