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Jeffrey Marshall

Associate Professor


M.F.A., Massachusetts College of Art, Painting and Printmaking
B.F.A., Cornell University, Painting




School of Design

Professor Marshall is a practicing artist which, along with twenty years of teaching experience, gives him a great advantage in the classroom. “I am involved in the same process of learning as my students, when we talk about the challenges, frustrations and strategies that are part of establishing an effective creative process.”

In 2018, Jeffrey will have his second solo show at the Cape Ann Museum in Gloucester, focusing on drawings of the Morse-Sibley Wharf, Gloucester, where his studio/gallery is located. From 2006-16 he worked on The New Orleans Project, beginning right after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Crescent City. His quest was to capture the destruction and rebirth by drawing on site in the affected neighborhoods. The New Orleans Drawing Project has been shown in the Boston area, nationally, and been featured in the New York Times.

Marshall uses current projects of his own as the basis for classroom assignments. “As computer tools become as immediate as pencil on paper, the foundation of hand drawing and design skills becomes even more important. Developing a personal voice through a combination of skill, technique and concept is the basis of great design.”

Currently, Professor Marshall teaches Basic Drawing Skills, Life Drawing and Anatomy, and Drawing Concepts.

The one constant is the need for high standards in presentation and performance. Give more than you are asked for.