Marlin Rotach was born in Salina, Kansas. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Art degree from Kansas State University and a Master of Fine Art degree from the University of Nebraska. He then taught design, drawing and painting at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Since the mid 1900's he has worked almost exclusively in watercolors, doing paintings for both galleries and private commissions. He has received dozens of awards for his work at major competitions across the country and in 2004, International Artist Magazine named him as a Master Painter of the World. His signature memberships include the National Watercolor Society, Watercolor USA-Honor Society, Rocky Mountain National Watermedia, Northwest Watercolor Society, California Watercolor Society, Kansas Watercolor Society and Missouri Watercolor Society. He is also a fine arts juror at the national level.
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