Robert L. Marshall passed away at age 71 on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. He was a retired faculty member of the BYU Department of Art (retired July 2008). He is survived by his wife, Janice Marshall.
Marshall graduated from Brigham Young University in 1966 with a bachelor’s degree in art and in 1968 with a master’s degree in painting and sculpture. He served as chair of the BYU Department of Visual Arts for 12 years (1985-1997) before returning to the studio and the classroom full-time.
As a professor, he was invited to speak at a campus devotional in 2003, and was also asked to deliver a Distinguished Faculty Lecture in 2002. He is the recipient of many awards, including the College of Fine Arts and Communications annual award for Excellence in Creativity and the Karl G. Maeser Research and Creative Arts Award (1994).
Marshall has exhibited throughout the US and Europe. In 2012, the Springville Museum of Art hosted his artwork, along with fellow BYU professors Bruce Smith and Wayne Kimball. Marshall and other members of the artistic group Frank’s Boys were commissioned to paint murals for the Nauvoo Temple (2002) and the Provo City Center Temple (2014).
Funeral services for Marshall will be held on Saturday, Aug. 27 at 10 a.m. in the LDS Chapel on 860 East 200 North in Springville. There will be a viewing held on Friday from 6—8 p.m. at Wheeler Mortuary, 211 East 200 North in Springville, and on Saturday one hour prior to the services at the church. The burial will take place in the Springville City Cemetery.