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The dark squares on the back of Riverwalk Art and Antiques are part of the framework for what will become David Markson’s latest addition to the mural on the Riverwalk Art and Antiques building. Markson said when he paints murals, he starts with a dark background, and adds lighter colors to it. (River Falls Journal photos by Gretta Stark)

Markson: Stroke by stroke, he keeps leaving his mark on River Falls

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David Markson had wanted to paint a mural on the wall of what was then Ben Franklin store -- now Riverwalk Art and Antiques, 127 N. Main St. -- since he came to River Falls in 1977.


He finally got his chance in 1996. But that mural was half-painted over several years ago.

Last year, Markson got to reclaim that mural, painting an abstract version of the fish that was the only remaining portion of his 1996 mural.

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Gretta Stark
Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.
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