Marshall Noice has been a prolific chronicler of the West for over twenty-five years. His work centers on the people, places, and animals of the northern Rockies and plains.
Noice is an avid student of Montana, her people, and their cultures. His work has been featured in exhibitions at The National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyoming; The Clymer Museum in Ellensburg, Washington; The Yellowstone Art Center in Billings, Montana; Idaho State University; The University of Colorado; The Muset for Kunst in Odense, Denmark; The Houston Museum; and many more. In 1995, Noice was the featured artist in the University of Wisconsin’s “American Masters in their Environment” traveling exhibition; previous featured artists include Frank Lloyd Wright and Fritz Scholder.
The artist has illustrated three books: No More Buffalo, The Blackfeet Artists of the Northern Plains by Robert Scriver, and Glacier: Images from the Crown of the Continent.
Noice has received numerous awards for his artwork, including a Hasselblad New Artist Award in 1984, presented by Victor Hasselblad from Goteborg, Sweden. In 1980, he received two Awards of Merit in the prestigious Ilford Worldwide Print Competition in Basildon, England. Noice was given The Kodak Gallery Award for Excellence in 1990 and again in 1991. Noice’s home state of Montana honored him with The Governor’s Cultural Award Exhibit in 1993.
Noice’s work has been purchased for the permanent collections of The Bibliotheque Nationale du France; The Muset for Kunst, Denmark; The Menil Collection, U.S.A.; The National Museum of Wildlife Art, U.S.A.; and corporate and private collections worldwide.
His dearest award was bestowed upon him in 1987 by The Blackfeet Nation with a Blackfeet name-giving ceremony. At that time, medicine man, George Kicking Woman, who had found Noice’s name in a vision, presented the artist with the Blackfeet name, E-Kah-Seh-Mah-Kin.