|Fred Marchman, MFA, BFA, painter, sculptor, and printmaker, studied painting at the University of Alabama and sculpture at Tulane University.
His career includes a wide range of approaches to materials and themes both traditional and modern.
While he regards himself as a Modern Artist and Southern Pop Artist, he also does work of a more easily accessible style, as seen in his decorative wildfowl carvings, mixed media landscapes, still life's and floral subjects.
The artist uses a range of media including bronze, stone and wood in sculpture; printmaking in woodcuts, silkscreen, etchings and computer art; collage, acrylic painting and murals.
My art has various facets or modalities. I consider myself a Southern Pop artist, yet I am as much influenced by ancient art as by modern painting and sculpture, folk art, esoteric, visionary and cosmic themes.
I like to explore themes in various media - woodcuts, serigraphs, etching, acrylic on canvas, woodcarving, clay, found object sculpture… even poetry and prose.
Themes like television, machines, the Confederacy, belles, flowers, kudzu, 50's cars; figure studies… whatever I feel inspired to do. I also do house portraits and carve an occasional duck decoy.
Marchman's commissions have included :
Easter Egg Project, The White House, Washington, D.C. 1988 and 1989
The Ring Toss Pagoda, Mobile, Alabama, 1994
Alabama Artist's Billboard Project, 1995
Comedy & Tragedy Relief Sculpture, Crown Theatre, Mobile, Alabama, 1997
Persian Bas Relief's, Nassar Gymnastics, Mobile, Alabama, 1999
"Modern Plastic" cartoon strip, The Harbinger, Mobile, Alabama, 1986 & 1996 - 2001
QUALIFICATIONS OF INTEREST :
Master of Fine Arts, Sculpture, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, 1965
Bachelor of Fine Arts, painting and sculpture, University of Alabama, 1963
Peace Corps Volunteer, Ecuador, Andean Arts & Crafts program, 1965-1968
California Lifetime Teaching Credential
Mobile Museum of Art, permanent collection
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (visual art)
Cartoon strip Dr. Jo-Mo and cover art for The Harbinger 1985-2000
Reviewed in Azalea City News by Eugene Walter; Mignon Kilday ;
American Theosophist 1987 ;
For the Love of Life;
Water Row Review, Beyond the Beat, Amherst Mass; Billboards-Art on the Road, Mass/MOCA Museum, 1996
Atlanta Art Papers - review of one-man show at Contemporary Art Center of Mobile, 1983
World of Poetry Press Anthology, The Power of Peace.
Mobile Museum of Art
Montgomery Museum of Art
Birmingham Museum of Art
Huntsville Museum of Art
Marchman has taught Visual Art at Faulkers State College, in Fairhope, IL, since 2003.
Mr. Marchman taught art and art history form 1992-1995 at the Alabama School of Mathematics and Science. Studio visits, workshops, classes and consultations may be arranged by contacting him at:
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