Have you met…Marc Salz?

"Spotlight", 2012, oil/gessoed ragboard, 21"-17.5".

“Spotlight”, 2012, oil/gessoed ragboard, 21″-17.5″.

An introduction can be a wonderful thing. You can meet interesting people, and make new friends. You can be introduced to your new favorite foods, books, music, or artist.

I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists. Some of whom I’ve been familiar with for years, and others I’ve only recently been introduced to.

The person I’d like to introduce is the artist Marc Salz.

"Ebb and Flow", 2013, oil/gessoed ragboard, 22"-17.5".

“Ebb and Flow”, 2013, oil/gessoed ragboard, 22″-17.5″.

Born New York City 1949. Lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
“I grew up with my father(the art dealer Sam Salz) and my mother who was a dancer(Marina Franca) in Les Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo.” MS

"Shadow Play", 2012, oil/gessoed ragboard, 21"-17.5".

“Shadow Play”, 2012, oil/gessoed ragboard, 21″-17.5″.


Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, 1976

University of the Arts, Philadelphia,1972, BFA

Syracuse University, School of Art, 1970

"Two Sides"(for Buster Keaton), oil/baltic birch, 21"-21".

“Two Sides”(for Buster Keaton), oil/baltic birch, 21″-21”.  1999  “Narrative Abstractions” Series


“My pieces contain images of earth, water, fire and embryonic shapes that belong to an archaic world existing beneath this modern surface. Elements of both seriousness and humour are presented side by side in a gentle subversion of the modernist tradition.” MS

"Golden Gate", oil/wood, 25"-26".

“Golden Gate”, oil/wood, 25″-26″. From the “Triptych Series” 1989


Other material relating to Marc Salz.

Artist blog: salzmines.blogspot.ca

Art-spirit: Marc Salz

Saatchi Online: Marc Salz

Inliquid Art & Design: Marc Salz

Behance: Marc Salz

If you liked this introduction please check out the Previous and Next.