Experience Guide | Tourism Medicine Hat

This wall, built to raise funds for those affected by the 1995 flood in Medicine Hat, represents the tragic flood and showcases the incredible way our community came together to help and support one another.


Over 40 years ago, James Marshall carved his first brick mural unknowing he would eventually have 351 large murals across Canada, a few in the United States, one in Japan, and one in England.

The artist grew up in Medicine Hat drawing scenes of the World War he’d heard about and witnessed, painting, and creating commercial artwork for his father’s printing business. “My mother always said I was drawing on things before I could walk,” says Marshall. After he worked in the family business for a decade, Marshall was intro duced to the artistic side of bricks when he went to work with the interna tional brick plant, IXL Industries Ltd. “I was already playing with sculpture and pottery. I saw all this clay making bricks in a big way, and I knew I had a new art form,” he says. One of the most memorable artists in the City's history, enjoy a tour of James Marshall's beautiful brick murals.




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