Big City

Charles Marshall1958

Spencer Museum of Art

Spencer Museum of Art

Charles Marshall, a native of Atchison, Kansas, studied architecture at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, where he was introduced to the art of watercolor. He remained an active watercolorist and printmaker throughout his career as Assistant State Architect (1935–1945) and State Architect (1945–1952). Big City is one of the relatively few abstract experiments Marshall attempted in the 1950s. There are a small number of other modernist color and collage drawings in his sketchbooks of the same period.

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  • Title: Big City
  • Creator: Charles Marshall
  • Date Created: 1958
  • Physical Dimensions: Image Dimensions Height/Width: 33.2 x 48.6 cm, Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 1/16 x 19 1/8 in, Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 38.2 x 53.3 cm, Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 15 1/16 x 21 in
  • Type: watercolors and gouaches
  • Medium: watercolor, graphite


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