Meadowlark Gallery: The Artist Biographies

John Michael Marion (1938-2012)

John Michael Marion was born on September 17, 1938 in Columbus, Mississippi. With a very strong education background, John Michael Marion began his commercial art career and eventually became the Senior Vice President and Associate Creative Director of a multi-million dollar advertising agency. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Mississippi State University and also graduated from the Harris School of Advertising Art in Nashville, Tennessee. Mike Marion's commercial background included in experience in concepting and graphic design of multi-media advertising materials for a variety of accounts including healthcare, financial, outdoor products and services, fast food, tobacco, and clothing. In 1978, he was the first artist to be juried and selected for his design which would adorn the second year, 1979, of the Montana Bird Stamp. In 1980, after poor administration and marketing of the Montana Bird Stamp program, the entire concept was dropped without any type of reasonable explanation or logic thus causing an immense controversy later when the Montana Duck Stamp was introduced. Some of his many interests include that of hunting, fishing, music, and photography.

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