Marshall Baron was born in Bulawayo, Rhodesia (today Zimbabwe) on August 3rd 1934 where he spent his entire life, and loved the town and its peoples. He died on May 3rd 1977.
Marshall excelled in three fields:
Law: He had an L.L. B. degree and practised law at Ben Baron & Partners. He achieved marked success in his chosen profession and gained an enviable reputation in it. As a practicing lawyer he carried the struggle for a more egalitarian society into the law courts.
Art: He was a serious and prolific artist painting hundreds of canvasses of all sizes and his works were exhibited over the years in one-man and group shows in Rhodesia and South Africa. He was very active and influential in the local art world and was a committee member and a chairman of the Rhodesian Society of Artists.
Music: His knowledge and appreciation of classical music was encyclopedic and profound and his impact on the musical life of Bulawayo was incalculable. His regular critiques in The Chronicle on concerts and on the performances of visiting musicians of international repute were literary masterpieces.
|1964||One Man Exhibition, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg.|
|1966||The late Ben Shahn, world renowned American artist awarded him a scholarship to the Annual Young Artists School at Skowhegan in Maine, America.|
|1967||Five paintings exhibited at The International Exhibition at the South African Association of Artists Gallery, Pretoria.
Exhibition with Leonora Kibel and Adele Waters, Bulawayo.
|1968||One Man Exhibition, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg.
Works exhibited at the Skowhegan State Fair.
Became a founder member of the Rhodesian Society of Artists.
|1969||Exhibition 3/69 with George Skews and Lance Penny, Naakes Gallery, Bulawayo.|
|1973||One Man Exhibition, Lidchi Gallery, Johannesburg.
Marshall Barons exhibition is vigorous, vital, exotic and daring the impassioned work of an uninhibited person. The Star 1973.
|1975||Exhibition with Steve Williams, Naakes Gallery, Bulawayo.|
|1976||One Man Exhibition at Pretoria Bank Gallery.|
|1976||Selected Artists from Matebeleland, Gallery Delta.|
|1977||Select Rhodesian Exhibition, Ned-Art Gallery, Johannesburg.|
|1978||Tribute to Marshall Baron 1934 1977, Gallery Delta.|
|1977||Marshall Baron Retrospective Exhibition Bulawayo Art Gallery.|
|1995||Summer Exhibition, Gallery Delta.|