Marshall B. Hirsh

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Marshall B. Hirsh, a native of Washington, D.C., has shown a strong interest in art since his early school days. As a young man, however, his art studies at Washington’s Corcoran Gallery were interrupted by the start of World War II. In lieu of an imaginative education, Mr. Hirsh spent 38 months with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers in the Pacific Theater of operations.

Returning to Washington and needing to make up for lost time, he used his creativity to become a successful Account Executive in the printing industry, specializing in four-color process to quality publications and sophisticated annual reports. At the same time, he demonstrated his artistic skills by entering and winning numerous distinguished national and international photographic competitions. These latter endeavors attracted the attention of The Giftcraft Company and The Kaplan Art Company, who over a three-year span successfully marketed and sold over one hundred of Mr. Hirsh’s photographs. Additionally, the U. S. Department of State, impressed with his body of work, invited Mr. Hirsh (and others, including Ansel Adams) to submit photographs for inclusion in Art in Embassies, a prestigious worldwide travelling exhibit depciting life in America. Copies of Mr. Hirsh’s “Washington Winter” hung for many years in embassies throughout the world.


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Marshall B. Hirsh, a native of Washington, D.C., has shown a strong interest in art since his early school days. As a young man, however, his art studies at Washington’s Corcoran Gallery were interrupted by the start of World War II. In lieu of an imaginative education, Mr. Hirsh spent 38 months with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers in the Pacific Theater of operations.

Returning to Washington and needing to make up for lost time, he used his creativity to become a successful Account Executive in the printing industry, specializing in four-color process to quality publications and sophisticated annual reports. At the same time, he demonstrated his artistic skills by entering and winning numerous distinguished national and international photographic competitions. These latter endeavors attracted the attention of The Giftcraft Company and The Kaplan Art Company, who over a three-year span successfully marketed and sold over one hundred of Mr. Hirsh’s photographs. Additionally, the U. S. Department of State, impressed with his body of work, invited Mr. Hirsh (and others, including Ansel Adams) to submit photographs for inclusion in Art in Embassies, a prestigious worldwide travelling exhibit depciting life in America. Copies of Mr. Hirsh’s “Washington Winter” hung for many years in embassies throughout the world.

Dealing primarily in black and white developed and printed in his traditional wet darkroom, Mr. Hirsh’s approach concentrates on landscapes, texture studies, abstracts, and street photography. Mr. Hirsh and his wife, Nicole, moved to Florida in 1989 where he continues his photographic interests.

(Mr. Hirsh photographed by Morton Levin)

exhibitions

  • Musée de Montmartre, Paris
  • Gallery Photogenesis, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
  • Adas Israel Congregation, Washington, DC
  • Mikelson Gallery, Washington, DC
  • The Athanaeum, Alexandria, Virginia
  • Art Club of Washington
  • Private Collections

publications

1950, I Love Paris! photographs by Marshall Hirsh, text by Pierre Passot, 2007 Edition Artena

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