Brice Marden, American Artist, Passed Away

Last Updated on March 31, 2024, 2:45 pm

Brice Marden, an American artist known as a Minimalist, passed away on Wednesday, August 9, 2023, from a natural cause of death.

Brice Marden Net Worth At Death
Brice Marden (Source: Facebook)

He left the world at the age of 84. Marden’s death news was confirmed by his family; his daughter Mirabelle Marden wrote on Instagram that her father passed away at their home in Tivoli, New York.

Marden was an American abstract painter by profession, and his paintings were renowned for their delicate innovations.

Rest in Peace for him hereafter; condolences and prayers are for his family.

Who was Brice Marden?

Brice Marden was born on October 15, 1938, in Bronxville, New York. His real name was Nicholas Brice Marden Jr. He was an American abstract artist; however, his work may be challenging to classify.

Marden went to Florida Southern College in 1957. He earned his B.F.A. from the Boston University School of Fine and Applied Arts in 1961.

Marden then graduated with his M.F.A. degree in 1963 from Yale School of Art. He lived in New York City, Tivoli, Hydra, and Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania.

Brice Marden married Pauline Baez in 1960 and had a son named Nicholas. He got separated from Pauline after a few years of marriage.

Marden remarried the artist Helen Marden in 1968. He and Helen Marden had two daughters named Mirabelle and Melia Velázquez.

Know about Brice Marden’s Career

In the 1960s, Marden started painting in many genres and kept doing so well into the 1980s; at a time when many other painters were separating art from its traditional modes of production, he started using the oil-on-canvas technique.

His abstract paintings gently pushed the genre in fresh directions and kept giving it life at a time when painting was thought to have hit a wall.

Marden went to many countries, including Paris, Greek, Thailand, Sri Lanka, India, Rome, Pompeii and many more, to build his career and acquire skills from there.

He got a lot of success through his paintings by travelling worldwide. Marden spent most of his time practising Yale’s formal techniques.

The technique later defined his work for the following few decades. These techniques included his fascination with rectangular shapes and the frequent use of a muted palette.

His early career, between the 1960s and 1970s, is distinguished by using simple techniques and monochromatic canvases, either individually or in the form of triptychs or diptychs.

Some of Marden’s most hit paintings are still placed in historical museums such as:

“The Dylan Painting” from 1966, at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art,

“Fave” from 1969 at the Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin,

“Lethykos for Tonto” from 1976 has been placed at the New York’s Museum of Modern Art.

Overall, he had a great career in the history of American arts. Marden will always be remembered for his paintings and his artistic skills.

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