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Annie Stieglitz Annie Stieglitz from Wallingford, UK wrote on 03/08/2010:
I saw Marshall's paintings in 1989, when I visited the museum in Bulawayo and saw them in a private house in Harare. I was astounded at their brilliance, the quality of the painting and their vibrant appeal to the senses. In my opinion, as an art historian, they stand up there with the best of the American Abstract Expressionists, and I think it is high time that a gallery/museum like MOMA recognized their worth. I wish you all good luck! And thank you for the website/pages!
Helene Rabinowitz Helene Rabinowitz from Melbourne Australia wrote on 01/08/2010:
You were a great artist and a wonderful person.Thank you so much for sending the link to the website honouring Marshall - it's a wonderful tribute.
Anne Sarzin (Levy) Anne Sarzin (Levy) from Sydney, Australia wrote on 01/08/2010:
As a young student visiting Bulawayo, I was invited to tea at the Baron home, where I had the privilege of meeting Marshall. He showed me his beautiful paintings and I was especially moved by a landscape of golden corn illuminated by moonlight. I don’t know where that artwork is today, but its beauty and power live on in my memory, as do the recollections of my brief encounter with a remarkable human being. Marshall shared his ideas generously and his intellect, artistry and sincerity made a profound impression on me.
Mauretia Treger Mauretia Treger from San Diego wrote on 25/07/2010:
A kind and gentle, compassionate soul! The world lost a truly wonderful artist and we lost a dear friend!
Lyn Effren (Glickman) Lyn Effren (Glickman) from Beverly Hills, California wrote on 22/07/2010:
Marshall, you were a brilliant artists talented musician, humble,down to earth, it was an honour to know you. my parents Sarah and Ernie Glickman, very talented musicians thought the world of you you will always be remembered by thousands of people who loved and adored you Rest in peace Marshall
Julian Scales Julian Scales from Gaborone wrote on 05/06/2010:
Thanks for the fabulous website. I was thrilled to see the Radio Waves displayed !
Jane Gray Jane Gray from England wrote on 02/12/2009:
I appeared on the Critique programme with Marshall in 1977, in Bulawayo. My name was Jane Snow then. He was a great guy and I still have a book on watercolours, with a message from him in it.I'm glad to have known him.
Martin Lieberman Martin Lieberman from Irvine, California wrote on 21/11/2009:
You have done a wonderful job. I have a few wonderful early memories from my childhood of dinners with lively chatter and music and art at the Baron home. Fantastic!!
Jonathan Mayers Jonathan Mayers from New York, NY wrote on 02/11/2009:
I was only about five when Marshall passed away and I only met him a few times. But still, I remember him well. I remember the excitement I felt before he would visit us in Springs and I remember so well how kind, fun and wonderful he was to me as a little guy. When my brother Frank told me about the exhibition you put together in Israel, and later showed me the website, I was overwhelmed.
Susan Loppert Susan Loppert from London wrote on 07/09/2009:
Thank you so much for sending the link to the website honouring Marshall - it's a wonderful tribute.

I vividly remember my first meeting with Marshall - it was 1964, I'd just graduated from Wits (where I'd majored in English and History of Art), was about to go to London for postgraduate study at the Courtauld Institute of Art, and came home one afternoon to find Marshall relaxing by our pool: I was struck by how pale he was, and how skinny - very different from the usual suntanned butch South Africans! We had a long talk about Bach - I'd just bought Jacques Loussier's 'Play Bach', and Marshall disapproved strongly of this jazz interpretation (desecration, I think he called it) of his god. (Bach is one of my gods too, but I enjoyed Loussier's inventiveness.) We also talked about abstraction in art - he was in Johannesburg for his exhibition at Gallery 101. Many of his Jhbg relations were at the opening and I have a crumpled press cutting in front of me, from the Rand Daily Mail of Wednesday 26 February 1964 [my 20th birthday!], with a photo captioned as follows: 'A large crowd attended the opening in Johannesburg on Monday evening by Mr Joel Mervis, Editor of the 'Sunday Times', of an exhibition of paintings by the Rhodesian artist, Marshall Baron. Present at the opening were three of his cousins, Mr Max Loppert and his sister, Miss Susan Loppert (right), and Miss Josie Orkin, who are seen here with Miss Barbara Fink (left).'

We next met at the opening of his exhibition in 1967 or 1968 at the Goodman Gallery, Jhbg. I was visiting from London, where by then I'd landed a job at the Robert Fraser Gallery, 'the' gallery of the Swinging Sixties, featured in Time magazine and Antonioni's Blowup, the gallery where Pop Art was launched, where John Lennon and Yoko Ono floated thousands of white helium balloons into the London twilight during their trail-blazing exhibition, where Bridget Riley showed alongside Eduardo Paolozzi and Jean Dubuffet, Magritte and Lartigue. We talked about the possibility of Marshall's exhibiting in London but it was not to be. It was during that visit that Pauline Jacobson gave a party to which Marshall came with Tamas Vasary after Vasary's splendid recital, and I remember how pleased and happy Marshall was, glowing with his and his friend's successes.

Sadly, since I never returned to live in South Africa, we never met again, but I heard of and about him regularly: I was shocked when my mother, Inkey, who was also a lawyer, told me that during a visit to Bulawayo with her sister Pauline, Marshall had broken down and poured his heart out to her, confiding how unhappy he was, that he felt under enormous pressure to conform and succeed. The tragic death of this lovely, complicated, tortured, talented man was therefore perhaps less of a surprise to me than it might have been.

From time to time I see Yolanda Sonnabend, the eminent set and costume designer, who has very fond memories of Marshall in Bulawayo. She's a year younger than Marshall would have been and bears with fortitude all manner of illnesses and accidents, trials and tribulations; sadly, she doesn't have email but will, I’m sure, be delighted to know about the website.
Mike and Yvonne Isaacson Mike and Yvonne Isaacson from Capetown, South Africa wrote on 06/09/2009:
I cannot think of any area at all in which Marshall did not excel, but that area in which he excelled the most in my opinion was that he was MY friend, and a very valued friend too!
Chonat Getz Chonat Getz from Johannesburg SA wrote on 03/09/2009:
What a great website - filled with memories for those of us who knew Marshall. Well done Nadav and Merle!!
Tracy Shalit (Baron) Tracy Shalit (Baron) from Dallas, Texas wrote on 01/09/2009:
Incredible.
Juliet and Rusty Rostowsky Juliet and Rusty Rostowsky from Tel Aviv, Israel wrote on 31/08/2009:
A very beautiful webste, resounding with vitality and vibrant colour! A very fitting tribute to a much-missed, greatly admired and talented human being.
Stella Joffe Stella Joffe from Israel wrote on 12/08/2009:
What a beautiful and professional site you have created. One can see that it was a work of love and devotion. Marshal's paintings have been saved with "my favourites" and I am always fascinated by them.
Dorothy Raphaely (Lowenstein) Dorothy Raphaely (Lowenstein) from Miami Florida wrote on 11/08/2009:
What a great tribute this site is, and it encompasses the many sides of a remarkable painter and humanist. A very loving memory remains.
Sheli Angel Sheli Angel from Israel wrote on 06/08/2009:
I have been watching closely Nadav (My 17 year old son) and Merle for the last year (or so) working hard together and alone, with lots of love, excited and emotional during the process of revieling Marshall and his brilliant work. Nadav had the privilege to get to know my beloved uncle, which I miss so much, and a chance to challenge himselve in learning to build a site . Thanks mom for believing in him and giving him all your loving assistance. This project has been very meaningfull to us all. His pictures bring him somewhat alive...
Tony Abroms Tony Abroms from Washington,D.C. wrote on 06/08/2009:
The Baron sisters have done the memory of their brilliant brother, proud; in what would have been the month of his 75th birthday.
The website is a celebration of his life and also a tribute to the bygone society in which we were privileged to have lived.
janet nicoll janet nicoll from Australia wrote on 05/08/2009:
A beautiful story about someone I adored and admired, who was always gentle and kind as well as multi-talented. Well done Nadav. Thank you Merle for reminding us about your very special brother.
Eli Hill Eli Hill from Modi'in wrote on 05/08/2009:
inspiring and exciting. shappo!