Art Brokerage: Brice Marden American Artist: B. 1938. Brice Marden was born in Bronxville, New York on October 15, 1938. He grew up in a middle-class environment in Briarcliff Manor, New York. Marden came from a family immersed in the arts, but the idea to be an artist seems to have been essentially his own and to have matured gradually. After majoring in fine arts at Boston University, Marden went to Yale where he received a Master of Fine Arts degree. In 1963 he moved to New York City; he lived there with his family and worked in an enormous loft. Marden first came to public attention with grayish monochrome paintings done with a mixture of beeswax and oil. In 1968 he began working with two or three single-color panels joined vertically or horizontally. In the early 1970s, Marden's art went though a major transformation; he broke through his self-imposed barrier by introducing the primary colors. 1980 was another key point in Marden's development. He began introducing clearly recognizable motifs, including the tau cross and the door frame. Marden's summer home is in Kamini on the Greek island of Hydra, and he enjoys its isolation. He has married twice and has a son from the first marriage and two daughters from the second marriage. Listings wanted by Art Brokerage.