Ian Marshall is a Fellow of the American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA) and he is a Past President of the Society. He is the author of four books of paintings, Armored Ships, Ironclads, Passage East and Flying Boats. His work hangs in the permanent collections of the U.S. Naval Academy Museum at Annapolis, the Royal Naval Museum at Portsmouth, England, the Scottish United Services Museum at Edinburgh Castle, Maine Maritime Museum, Lloyds of London, Foynes Flying Boat Museum, Co. Limerick, Ireland, Botswana National Museum and the Royal Netherlands Navy Museum at Den Helder, Netherlands.
For twenty-five years Ian’s paintings have been shown at the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport in Mystic, CT where he has received four Awards of Excellence and in 2004 the Rudolph J. Schaefer Maritime Heritage Award at the International Marine Art Exhibition. He is also represented at the J. Russell Jinishian Gallery in Fairfield CT and 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 ship owners society. His work is also represented in London, England at the Tryon Gallery, St. James.
Ian comes from the County of Fife, in Scotland. He acquired his qualifications as an architect at the University of Cape Town and the University of Pennsylvania. His architectural career was in private practice largely in East and Central Africa and he is a member of AIA, RBA and RIAS. His wife is from Massachusetts and they live in a house he designed in Freedom, NH on the north shore of Lake Ossippe.