Ryan E.
August 12, 2023

Artist Brice Marden Passes Away At Age 84

Nicholas Brice Marden Jr. was born in Bronxville, New York, on Oct. 15, 1938.

He died on August 9, 2023.

In between those two dates, he became one of the most celebrated artists in America.

Mirabelle Marden, the late artist's daughter, recently took to social media to tell the world the terrible news:

Her father had passed away.

"He was lucky to live a long life doing what he loved," Mirabelle Marden said.

Brice Marden passed away on a Wednesday and had reportedly continued painting all the way up until Saturday, just four days earlier.

Marden was 84 years of age when he passed away in his home in Tivoli, New York.

Art critic Roberta Smith, one of the most respected in the nation, said in 2006 that Brice Marden had "a kind of flame-keeper status—something like the Giorgio Morandi of radical abstraction, a maker of inordinately beautiful, exquisitely made and expensive artworks."

Brice Marden married Joan Baez's sister in 1960, and the couple had a son named Nicholas.

That marriage fell apart, and by 1968 Marden was married to a different woman named Helen.

The artist ultimately produced two daughters with Helen, Mirabelle and Melia.

At the time of his death Brice Marden had been using a studio in Manhattan situated in a 10th-floor penthouse duplex on West Street.

The duplex had 5,000 square feet of space and a window overlooking the Hudson River.

In 2002, Brice Helen Marden bought their estate in Tivoli, New York.

Do you ever remember appreciating any of Brice Marden's artwork?

He was such an innovator that many people who otherwise would never appreciate art still enjoyed his works.

Marden's family is going to be well-off financially based on the millions of dollars per painting for which his pieces were selling for during his lifetime, but that doesn't mean they aren't still hurting. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

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