Clark Summers Marshall
Autumn on the Chesapeake
Oil-on-canvas, signed lower left
Painting: 30” x 38”
Frame: 39” x 46”
A native of Talbot County on Maryland's Eastern Shore, Marshall became a highly regarded landscapist, painting mainly in the impressionist manner. His artistic education included study at the Maryland Institute, College of Art and at the Académie Julian in Paris. Solo exhibitions of his work were held at the Peabody Institute in 1918 and at The Baltimore Museum of Art in 1932. A student at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, he later exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. By 1918, Marshall became a Methodist minister in Cecil and Caroline Counties (Maryland) and finally in Clayton, Delaware. Throughout the latter part of his life, he continued to paint, favoring evening and moonlight views of his native Eastern Shore. He is best known for a series of landscapes executed at Antietam Run. A retrospective exhibition of 37 paintings by the artist was held in 1957 at the Maryland Historical Society.