Often rejecting the styles of his contemporaries, Marden lives and continues to work in Bronxville, New York. He takes inspiration from Asian art and demonstrates a gestural and organic emotion. He prefers to leave the meaning in his work ambigious and open to interpretation, thus encouraging viewers to associate their own emotions with his art. Expanding internationally after his first solo show at Bykert Gallery, this minimalist has been shown in hundreds of exhibitions and became a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1988.
- Marden learned about abstract expressionism by working for Robert Rauschenberg.