Ian Marshall is a Fellow of the American Society of Marine Artists and he is a Past President of the Society. He is the author of five books of paintings, Armored Ships, Ironclads, Passage East, Flying Boats, and Cruisers and La Guerre de Course. His work hangs in the permanent collections of the US Naval Academy Museum ; the US Naval War College; the Royal Navy Museum at Portsmouth, England; the Scottish United Services Museum at Edinburgh Castle; Maine Maritime Museum; Lloyds of London; Foynes Flying Boat Museum, Limerick, Ireland; Botswana National Museum; and the Royal Netherlands Navy Museum at Den Helder, Netherlands.
For the last twenty-five years his paintings have been shown by J. Russell Jinishian, the foremost marine art dealer in the US, whose gallery is in Fairfield, CT. In London, his work is shown at the Tryon Gallery, 7 Bury Street in St. James’s.
His work has been hung at the Mystic International Exhibition each year since 1988, where he has received a number of awards. He has had individual exhibitions at the US Navy Museum in Washington, DC; the US Naval Academy Museum in Annapolis; Maine Maritime Museum and at the US Naval War College Museum in Newport, RI. In New York he has had shows at the Union League Club, India House Club, Wings Club and the Explorers’ Club. Recent shows include 26 paintings of Tramp Steamers at the Connecticut Maritime Association, a shipowners’ society.
Ian comes from Edinburgh, Scotland. He acquired architectural degrees at the University of Cape Town and the University of Pennsylvania. His architectural career was in private practice, largely in Africa, and he is a member of the AIA, RIBA and RIAS. His wife is from Massachusetts and they live in a house he designed in Freedom, NH, on the north shore of Lake Ossipee.