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Raphael (Ray) Melmed Raphael (Ray) Melmed from Israel wrote on 06/03/2012:
Marshall was way ahead of his time. Strange that his career, in this respect, shadowed that of many other outstanding artists - and yet, he like so many others, thankfully continued to create regardless. Thanks Merle for your dedicated and loving efforts on behalf of your outstanding brother - they are deeply appreciated.
Pamela Silver Pamela Silver from Jerusalem wrote on 06/03/2012:
I knew Marshall from when I was very young as we lived in the same road, our parents were friends and Beverly and I were very close..
I was always fascinated by Marshall- his love of music and the paintings he created in the room on the left as one climbed the stairs in their beautiful home.
I once spent 3 weeks staying in their home. I was seven years old and a large part of the time I was there, I spent watching Marshall paint and looking at his art, and listening to the music he played on gramophone.
I loved Marshall and his paintings - they inspired me and remain a very deep important part of my inspiration.
Josie Adler Josie Adler from Johanesburg, South Africa wrote on 12/09/2011:
It gave me much pleasure now to re-visit the website you Merle and Nadav so carefully and warmly made. I vividly recall Marshall's astonishing, brilliant and larger-than-life works in your family's home in Bulawayo in the late 50's, and looking at them now brings to the fore again how fresh and pioneering, at the same time mature and profound his talent and his person were.
Denny Sonnenberg Denny Sonnenberg from London, UK wrote on 05/09/2011:
What a wonderful tribute to your extraordinarily talented brother. I too have such a clear picture of him in your house standing conducting with loud music blaring and I in my youthful ignorance not understanding this at all! Dear Merle, what lovely memories.
Valerie Lonstein Valerie Lonstein from Sydney, Australia wrote on 04/09/2011:
I still always feel bereft at Marhsall's loss and how sad that he never got to realise the universal acclaim his paintings receive.
John Quick John Quick from Berkeley, California wrote on 16/08/2011:
I was 16 years old, a new articled clerk in a Bulawayo law office. It was the first meeting of a discussion group formed by young lawyers and law clerks. We drew straws to see who would give the first presentation at the next meeting. I drew the short straw, to my dismay.Marshall could tell that I was nervous and unconfident. He said, John is clearly the youngest person here. Perhaps it would be better if someone else gave the first presentation. I was immensely grateful to Marshall. Years later, I had successfully represented a couple of people charged because of their political action, and more people started coming to me asking me to represent them. The firm I was working for told me: no more political cases. But I knew where they could go to find representation: the Baron family firm, where Marshall worked.
Tracy Dunn Tracy Dunn from sydney australia wrote on 15/08/2011:
I first saw a Marshall Baron painting aged 13 at a friends house. It seemed enormous to me at the time, I suppose it must have been 6'x 5', an abstract expressionist message scrawled dark and bright, where before there had only been stiff little naturalistic landscapes on dining room walls, elsewhere. It allowed me to see paint in a way I had never seen it before, and it opened neural pathways down which I have travelled for a long time since that first day. I never met him, perhaps because he was gone so young and I was much younger, but I saw more of his work, through Gallery Delta, the late Stephen Williams and various private collectors, as well as the National Gallery collection, acquired mostly I think during Frank MacKewen's time. Marshall inspired my aspirations to paint, and I owe him a huge debt of gratitude, as my life has been made immeasurably richer by what his work taught me when I was young, and new so little. Thank you for the wonderful opportunity to revisit his work again now, when I am so far away from that place we call home.
Hilary Meir Hilary Meir from Israel wrote on 14/08/2011:
I have never forgotten Marshall though I only knew him briefly - his intelligent, creative, gentle, compassionate and modest presence made an indelible impression on me.
Marcelle Trappler Weiss Marcelle Trappler Weiss from Raanana, Israel wrote on 14/08/2011:
He was a great guy.
Sharon Garber Sharon Garber from Johannesburg, South Africa wrote on 14/08/2011:
I worked in his office in 1962, and saw him everyday, he always made us laugh, and he was a great cousin, and artist......................
Gavin Gavin from Israel wrote on 03/08/2011:
I have very fond memories of Marshall, he always made us kids laugh at family functions!
Merle Merle from Israel wrote on 03/08/2011:
I was excited to learn that a painting of Marshall's appears on the cover of TOGETHER, a book written by Julius Chinongo and John Eppel, published by AmaBooks. See www.amabooksbyo.com
Rosemary Levin Rosemary Levin from Cape Town, RSA wrote on 03/08/2011:
I am reminded of an early morning mid 1960s, I watched a young man standing quite still on his head perfectly balanced for ages and ages out on the lawn.It was my house guest Marshall Baron doing his yoga exercises. What a fine fellow.He had come out with Gerald our brother for a weekend to the mine a hundred miles from Bulawayo.
Merle Guttmann Merle Guttmann from Israel wrote on 12/07/2011:
Does anyone know Julie from Melbourne who left a message on Marshall's website -I would very much like to contact her but she didn't leave an email address.
Vicky Vicky from London,England wrote on 22/06/2011:
Hello there. Please accept my apologies for the subject of this (1st) contact with you, but I am wondering if you are any relation to the artist Ivor Baron ? There are similarities that cause me to ask - apart from the name of his Son. Meantime, I shall spend some pleasure time browing your gallery. Many thanks Vicky - London, England
Leslie Marsh Leslie Marsh from Vancouver/Boston wrote on 05/02/2011:
I never knew Marshall as an artist and or as a classical music aficionado. To me he was a groovy guy who happened to be an attorney. This said, his kindness and grace made a lasting impression upon me. Forty years on from our meeting I still have a vivid and cherished memory of a very kind and gentle man who somehow eased the pain of my relocation from the big smoke (Johannesburg) to the sticks (Bulawayo). Though we couldn't talk on matters of aesthetic taste, I like to think that in some small way I embody his sensibility. If I can't have a piece of his work on my wall, I'm happy to settle for the virtual gallery that this website affords. Thank you Merle. Thank you Marshall.
Julie Julie from Melbourne wrote on 20/08/2010:
Beautiful website - filled with warm memories of a very special person. My mother has a work of his - much treasured
Gill Katz (Bayer) Gill Katz (Bayer) from Johannesburg, South Africa wrote on 09/08/2010:
I was an admirer of Marshall, and was studying art at the time he was holding his first exhibitions. How he encouraged me, and gave time always to make suggestions about my work, and never to give up. I am still painting to this day! You were an awesome human being Marshall, with a beautiful neshoma (spirit). I was blessed to have known you.
Maureen Summerfield (Taylor) Maureen Summerfield (Taylor) from Cape Town, RSA wrote on 08/08/2010:
Marshall, O.B.M. was part of my life in Bulawayo, I worked for Dad, Ben, his home was open to all, he achieved so much in his lifetime, his spirit abounds eternally. Rest in Peace always.....Maureen
Roy Chassay Roy Chassay from Sydney Australia wrote on 03/08/2010:
What a fantastic tribute! As a young teenager in Byo, Marshall was always exceptionally close to my late Mom, Betty & her Sister Maisie, both heavily involved in the music scene. It was through Marshall that I first appreciated Bob Dylan, thanks to the records he most generously lent me. I only wish my dear Mom was still around to see this site. She loved you like a son.