Kerry James Marshall
Kerry James Marshall was born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1955. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles in 1978. He also received an Honorary Doctorate in 1999. He has been a Professor in the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois in Chicago since 1993.
In 1996, Marshall received the Civtella Ranieri Foundation Fellowship and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Art. Marshall was awarded the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship in 1997. He has also been the recipient of the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation (1993), the Illinois Arts Council Fellowship (1992), the National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Arts Fellowship ((1991) and the Studio Museum in Harlem Resident Fellowship (1985).
Known for his monumental figurative paintings, innovative prints and large- scale installations, Marshall created one of the works for the College Art Association’s ongoing series of commissioned, limited edition artist’s prints.