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Bruce L Marsh

 (born 1937)
Bruce L. Marsh is active/lives in Florida, California.  Bruce Marsh is known for landscape painting.

Bruce L. Marsh

Biography from Burchard Galleries, Inc.

Biography photo for Bruce L. Marsh
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1965 - MA, Painting. California State College at Long Beach

1960 & 1963, Graduate Studies in Painting, UCLA

1959 - BA, Fine Art. University of California at Santa Barbara


2003-present- Professor Emeritus

1969- 2003 - Professor, Visual Arts, University of South Florida

1997- Professorial Excellence Award

1995- Teaching Incentive Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching;

1994-95 - Designed and Developed WWW Site for USF Department.

1993 - Sabbatical Leave - Fall Semester

1993 - Research Grant: Digital Prints

1991-94 - Designed and Implemented new Visual Concepts Curriculum;

1989-91 - Acting Chairperson, USF Art Department.

1989- President's Council Research Grant; Collaborative Digital Performance Piece; "Smarter Than Dogs".

1987 - Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching

1986-1996- Developed Art Department Computer Lab and Curriculum

1983 - Visiting Professor, FSU Study Center, Florence Italy

1979-80 - Sabbatical Leave

1965 - 69 - Instructor, St. Petersburg Junior College

2004- Florida Painting,1950-1970, Tampa Museum of Art

2000- Florida Painting Invitational, Museum of Art, Tallahassee

1996- Video Installation, "Home on the Range", Collaboration with Dolores Coe, Maria Castagliola, Salt Creek Art Works, St Petersburg.

1995 - Gasparilla Anniversary Exhibit, Tampa Museum of Art

1995 - Solo Exhibition: Prints and Painting, Dunedin Fine Arts Center

1994 - Solo Exhibition: Images: Analog/Digital, USF Teaching Gallery
Florida Landscape: Another Look. Ormond Art Museum and Valdosta Art Center, Valdosta, Georgia.

1993 - 55th Annual National Exhibition of American Painting Society of Four Arts, Palm Beach

1990 - Polk County Museum, Annual Juried Exhibition

1989 - Five Artist Invitational Exhibition, Tampa Museum of Art

1988 - Individual Artist Fellowship, Div. of Cultural Affairs, State of Florida, Tampa Triennial, Tampa Museum of Art

1982 - "Florida Painters", Jacksonville Museum of Art, Jacksonville

1981 - Individual Artist Fellowship, Div. of Cultural Affairs, State of Florida

1979 - Winter Haven Fine Arts Competition, Award of Merit
"Contemporary Realism" Art Sources Gallery, Jacksonville.

1977 - "Photorealism" Invitational Group Exhibition, Hollywood Art & Culture Center, Hollywood, Florida
1st Annual Southeastern Painting and Sculpture Exhibition,
Jacksonville Museum of Art, Jacksonville. Award of Merit

1976 - "Florida Painters", Invitational, St. Petersburg Museum of Art
Annual Exhibition of American Art, Society of Four Arts,
Palm Beach. (Also 1975, 1973, 1972, 1970, & 1966. Atwater Kent Award of Merit in 1966 and 1975)

1975 - Solo Exhibition, University of South Florida
"Florida Creates" Invitational Circulating Exhibition. Also 1974
Gasparilla Art Festival, Tampa. Also 1971 & 1972.
Best of Show Award, 1971 & 1972, Award of Merit 1975

1974 - Solo Exhibition, Simonne Stern Gallery, New Orleans

1973 - Ocala Art Show, Ocala, Florida. Also 1970 & 1971
Major Awards in 1970, 1971, & 1973

1972 - Solo Exhibition, Isaac Delgado Museum of Art, New Orleans
" Festival of States Exhibition", St Petersburg, Florida
Also in 1969, 1970 & 1971
"Students of Howard Warshaw", University Museum
Univ. of California at Santa Barbara

1971 - "Southeastern and Texas Artists Biennial"
Isaac Delgado Museum of Art, New Orleans

1970 - Solo Exhibition, Florida Presbyterian College, St. Petersburg
"15 Florida Artists-Teachers", Cummer Gallery of Art, Jacksonville, Florida
Group Exhibition, Ringling Museum of Art
Invitational Exhibition of Florida Artists,
Gallery of Contemporary Art,Winston-Salem, NC

1969 - Solo Exhibition, Contemporary Gallery, St. Petersburg
Florida State Fair, Fine Arts Exhibition, Tampa
Award of Merit

1968 - Southeastern Bi-Annual Exhibition, Gallery of Contemporary Art
Winston Salem, NC
Arvida Mural Competition, Sarasota, Second Prize
Annual Mid-Year Exhibit of American Art, Butler Institute
Youngstown, Ohio. Also 1966.

1966 - Solo Exhibition, Esther Bear Gallery, Santa Barbara, California
Florida State Fair, Fine Arts Exhibition, Tampa

1965 - Solo Exhibition, University of Tampa, Tampa.
MA Thesis Exhibition, Calif. State College at Long Beach

1957 - 1964 Various group exhibitions as a student

Raymond James Inc., Corporate Headquaters, Largo, Florida

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida

St. Petersburg Museum of Art, St. Petersburg, Florida

Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, Florida

Polk County Museum of Art, Lakeland, Florida

New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, La.

M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Two 8' X 15' Oils, March 2005.

Palm Coast Hospital, Oil, 60" X 77" , Sept. 2002

Volusia County Courthouse, DeLand, Florida; 4' X 6' Oil, summer 2001

Sulphur Springs Pool, City of Tampa, 9' X 33' glass tile mosaic. Installed October 2000.

Celebration Health Center, Celebration, Florida
Two 6' x 12' Oils for atrium; October 1998

Raymond James Assoc., St Petersburg, Florida
Two 8' x 12' Oils, One 6' x 10' Oil.

Lincoln Properties, Dallas, Texas
(9' x 22' Oil)

Florida National Bank, Jacksonville, Florida
(8' x 18' Oil)

Florida National Bank, Orlando, Florida
(Three 5' 8" x 8' Oils)

Trammell Crow Corp., Orlando, Florida
(Two 8' x 12' Oils)

Barnett Bank Corp, Tampa and Ft. Lauderdale

IBM Corp., Jacksonville, Boca Raton, and Atlanta

Pioneer Savings and Loan, Clearwater, Florida

General Telephone Co., Tampa, Florida

Southern Bell Corp., Atlanta
(Two 8' x 12' Oils)

Orlando International Airport, Orlando, Florida
(Three 8' x 12' Oils)

Irving Trust Corp., Los Angeles, California

United Aircraft Corp., Hartford, Conn.

ARCO Corp., Los Angeles, California

Southwest Pacific Bank, Los Angeles, California

Southeastern Bank, Sarasota, Florida

Dai Ichi Kango Bank Corp., Los Angeles, California

Hyatt Regency Hotel, Lexington, Kentucky

Colony Square Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia

American Express, Jacksonville, Florida

NCNB Bank, Tampa Florida
(8' x 10' Oil)

Hilton International Hotel, Little Roock, Arkansas

Aerojet General Corp., La Jolla, California

Florida House of Representatives, Tallahassee, Florida

Federal Reserve Bank, Miami, Florida

Tampa Electric Co., Tampa, Florida

Tropicana Corp., Tampa, Florida

Grand Hyatt Hotel, Wailea, Hawaii

Forum Club, Tokyo

Florida Power and Light Corp., Juno Beach, Florida
(Set of six Oils; 4' x 5' & 4' x 7')



Biography from Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts
Artist Statement:
My paintings of the past several years comprise many related threads.  They are both single and composite landscapes: Florida landscapes both pristine and in the process of development, and a number of recent landscapesfrom the high desert and canyon country of Utah

In simplest terms all the work is an extension of my lifelong interest in the processes of perception and representation.  The places involve large expanses of horizontal space, a clarity of light, and the chaos of surface incident that serves to measure the expanse of the places.  Color is also of critical importance, as I seek to invent means to invoke atmosphere, space, and shifting sources of light.

There are inevitable and unbidden changes and inventions that occur as the images develop, and I've come to realize that I am an idealist as I cobble up the skies and the palette of light, and the  sometimes obsessive  weaving of the surface, which constitute these synthesized worlds.  The sites are places of order and endless variety; and hold a fascination for me.  I am also interested in the history of places, and choose sites with clues to recent and ancient narratives.

During trips to Utah, I have become extremely interested in the problem of painting directly and quickly onsite.  I attempt to find the means to embody the fact that these paintings are concerned with the act of seeing, rather than with documenting or celebrating the wonders of nature.  The act of trying to deal with the complex and fugitive nature of  seeing a place is both a challenge and a source of intense physical and intellectual engagement for me. I value the experience as much or more than the painting   produced.

Bruce Marsh is Professor Emeritus, Fine Art, Univ. of South Florida, Tampa

Bruce Marsh
Ruskin, Florida

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About  Bruce L. Marsh

Born:  1937 - Inglewood, Callifornia
Known for:  landscape painting