BiographyMarley R. Kaul was born June 29, 1939, in Good Thunder, Minnesota. He earned his BS degree in 1962 and his MS degree in 1967, both from Mankato State University. In 1971, he received his MFA degree from the University of Oregon. Kaul taught art in the LeSueur Public Schools in LeSueur, Minnesota from 1962-66, and was a teaching Assistant at Mankato State University from 1966-67. From 1970-71 he was a Teaching Assistant at the University of Oregon. His became the Chair of the Department of Visual Arts at Bemidji State University, teaching there starting in 1967.
Kaul has participated in numerous solo, group and touring exhibitions. He received awards and honors as well as grants for his work. His art has been featured in several exhibit catalogs and a video entitled, “An Artist Paints,” produced by Prairie Public TV, Fargo, ND, in 1989.
Kaul’s painting, “Beyond the Reaches,” was shown in the Oil/Polymer Show that accompanied the Fine Arts Festival of March 10 through March 30, 1968. Kaul has said of that work that it was abstracted from natural forms. He noted, “My work at this time included both the modeled and hard edge consideration.”