Marvin Saltzman

Artist Bio

“In landscape painting, Marvin Saltzman is trying to get the maximum amount of energy using composition, color and mark making as ingredients.  Editing and notating, he filters the experience of landscape through his coloring, his intellect, and his record keeping.”

           – Michele Patterson, adjunct professor, Dept. of Art, North Carolina Central University

 Born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1931, Marvin attended the University of Chicago and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago from 1954 to 1956.  He received his B.F.A. and M.F.A. from the University of Southern California in 1959 and went on to teach at Eastern Oregon State College, the University of Wisconsin at Madison, the University of Southern California, and was a member of the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1967 to 1996.  His unique landscape paintings have been exhibited nationally from California to New York.  Saltzman’s paintings are held in numerous private and public collections including WakeMed Hospital, the Ackland Art Museum, Central Carolina Bank and Trust Co., Duke University, the Greenville Museum of Art, IBM Corp., the Library of Congress, the National Academy of Sciences, the National Museum of American Art and many more.  He has received many awards and grant and has been exhibiting his work for over four decades.  Marvin currently lives and works in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.