(1870 - 1953)
John Marin was active/lived in New York, Maine, New Jersey / France. John Marin is known for painting-modernist landscape-coastal, etching.
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Biography John Marin
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A prominent New York architect who became an artist, John Marin earned
a reputation for abstract watercolor paintings influenced by Cubism* and
Futurism*. He was one of the Taos, New Mexico Colony painters in the
late 1920s, and his work is credited as an important precedent to
Marin was born in Rutherford, New
Jersey, and grew up in nearby Weehawken. He attended the Pennsylvania
Academy of the Fine Arts*, studying with Thomas Anshutz, then studied at
the Art Students League* in New York, and from 1905 to 1909, studied in
Europe. In Paris, he associated with the Fauvist circle.
had a long association in New York City with Alfred Stieglitz, who
exhibited his work,
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