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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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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 Abstract Expressionism*.

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.

He had a long association in New York City with Alfred Stieglitz, who exhibited his work,  ...  Displaying 750 of 46897 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