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Welcome to my studio and shop for prints and paintings.  I’m a painter & live event illustrator fascinated by the human face & form.  My painting studio & gallery is located in an old shipping pier at the foot of the Ben Franklin Bridge in Philadelphia.

I currently offer free shipping within the U.S. on all purchases.  My paintings ship flat and my prints ship in large quality mailing tubes.  Flat shipping on 10+ print purchases is available.

Feel free to contact me (917-687-8120) if you would like to see any work via video chat or if you are interested in commissioning any work (commissions start at $2,500).

Thanks for visiting and mahalo!

All work ©️Ed Marion.  All rights reserved.


Ed Marion

Cherry Street Pier, Studio 3

121 N. Columbus Blvd.

Philadelphia, PA 19106



IG: edmarion

studio hours

Fri.-Sun.: 12 - 6pm ‘ish; call 917-687-8120 to schedule a FaceTime studio visit at your convenience

artist statement

At the end of the day, the art I make is about figures, faces and places.  Growing up the son of a carpenter and a touch-typist, I learned early to make things with my hands.  At the Art Students League and Cooper Union, I learned how to look, see and be the first witness to the drawings and paintings I make.

I use oils, acrylics and digital media to create vivid and memorable work on canvas, board and paper with the goal of making lasting works of American realism to be enjoyed by you and your family for generations to come.

fine arts work experience

2004-present | Painter | ITH BKLN PHL

2018-present | Artist-in-Residence, Cherry Street Pier, PHL

fine arts education

1976 | The Art Students League of New York, NYC

1979-1980 | The Cooper Union, School of Architecture, NYC

selected painting exhibitions

Sep. 2019 | The Pizza Box Portrait Project, Cherry Street Pier, PHL

Oct. 2014 | Chestnut Hill Gallery, group show, PHL

Sep. 2013 | Scapes, The Plastic Club, group show, PHL

Mar. 2011 | CAP ArtSpace, Good Evening, Hockey Fans!, solo show, ITH

Oct. 2009 | and their allocation, group show, Cornell University, ITH

Mar. 2009 | WSKG TV, group show, ITH

Oct. 2008 | CSMA Arts for All Marathon, group show, ITH

Nov. 2007 | Anthony Brunelli Gallery Anniversary, group show, Binghamton, NY

publications . reviews

2019 |The Philadelphia Inquirer, Cherry Street Pier artist paints dozens of portraits inside pizza boxes, and then gives them away for free, by Grace Dickinson, Sep. 16, 2019

2018 | Philadelphia Weekly, Pier Alert: The absolute must-sees at the newly opened Cherry Street Pier, Oct. 14, 2018

2011 | Poets & Artists, The Black White and Read (Red) All Over Issue, October 2011, Contributor

2010 | Philly2Philly Reviews the 2010 Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival, August 2010

2010 | 360 Magazine, The Commons Issue, Spring 2010, Cover Art & Illustration

2009 | Poets & Artists, The Self-Portrait Issue, September 2009, Contributor

2008 | The New York Times, City Room (blog), A Readers’ Drawing Board of Governors, Dec. 5, 2008 (& Dec. 6, 2008 newsprint edition), Contributor

2008 | Ithaca Times, Portraits of Music, by Arthur Whitman, April 30, 2008

2007 | Ithaca Times, Home, on canvas, by Arthur Whitman, Oct. 17, 2007

2007 | Ithaca Times, Summer Ithaca, June 13, 2007, Cover Art