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John Marin

 (1870 - 1953)
John Marin was active/lived in New York, Maine / France.  John Marin is known for Painting-modernist landscape-coastal, etching.

John Marin

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John Marin was born in Rutherford, New Jersey in 1870. His father was a public accountant; his mother died only nine days after his birth. He was taken to his maternal grandparents with whom he lived in Weehawken, New Jersey. His grandparents, with their son and two daughters were the only parents Marin was to know; it has been suggested that his father seems to have ignored him. As a child of seven or eight Marin began to sketch and when he was a teenager he had completed his earliest watercolors. His education in the schools of New Jersey was interspersed with summers of hunting, fishing and sketching; he traveled in the Catskills, and as far away as Wisconsin and Minnesota. But formal training was almost incidental to his devel  ...  Displaying 750 of 43157 characters.

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Biography photo for John Marin
© 2001 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
In his studio at Cliffside, NJ

About  John Marin

Born:  1870 - Rutherford, New Jersey
Died:   1953 - Cape Split, Maine
Known for:  Painting-modernist landscape-coastal, etching