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John Marin
Early 20th c. Expressive Abstraction Painter, engraver
American, (1870–1953)
b. Dec. 23, 1870 in Rutherford, NJ; d. Oct 1, 1953 in Cliffside, NJ.
Oil and watercolor painter, and engraver. First studied architecture, then painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the Art Students' League in New York. Belonged to "Seven Americans" group. From 1905-10 he worked in Europe, and was heavily influenced by the work of Whistler. Member of Stieglitz's circle in the U.S. Later in life he was a force in the movement away from natural representation to expressive semi-abstraction.

Arch. of American Art; MacKinley, "John Marin", 1948; RILA/BHA; Vollmer - Kunst-Lex. 20 Jhr.; Who's Who in American Art, 1940, 1951, 1953.


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