James Marshall

James Marshall "The Laughing Monks"

James Marshall (Medicine Hat, AB) is internationally known for his large carved bas-relief brick murals. These feature historical, natural and religious images and are installed in architectural and monumental settings throughout western states and provinces.

The laughing monks are a small-scale spin-off of his murals.

Jim is also well-known for his extensive contribution to heritage and cultural communities.  He was a founding member of the Alberta Craft Council, President of the Alberta Potter’s Association, President of the Archaeological Society, Chairman of the Historical Resources Advisory Board, and has been a long-term campaigner to protect and preserve the historic Medicine Hat ceramics factories. Jim received the 2009 Alberta Craft Council Award of Honour.

Courtesy Alberta Craft Council

The Art of James Marshall is a beautiful coffee table book featuring Marshall's life, told through his vast and varied body of work (including his pencil drawings, large-scale murals, ceramic art and photography). Read more