BAIA Talks: Ulysses Marshall


Najee Dorsey in conversation with Ulysses Marshall. Mr. Marshall was born in 1946 in Vienna, Georgia. He was educated at Albany State University in Albany, Georgia in sociology. He received his Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree from the Maryland Institute College of Arts in Baltimore. Furthermore, he went onto receive his Masters degree from Baltimore, Maryland. He is the receipient of the Distinguished Whitney Independent Study Fellowship, New York. He has also received the Phillip Morris Fellowship and several Maryland State Art Council Individual Artist Awards.Trained as a painter, Ulysses Marshall works principally in collage, paper doll and mixed media. His paintings have been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions including; The Corcoran Gallery of Art, National Vietnam Veterans Museum, Woodmere Art Museum, John Heinz History Museum, Williams College, DeMenil Art Gallery and the Reginald F. Lewis Museum.His works are also included in both private and public collections, in additions to lecturing at Colleges and Universities; he has continued to conduct workshops for children. "My goal as an artist is to use these story tales as a tool for sharing the plight of the almost forgotten colored people. I wish to preserve the pride, dignity, courage, and survival of a people's journey from slavery to slave. A people whose lives have been bent, but not broken."

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