Marin, John, 1870-1953

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1870-12-23
Death 1953-10-01
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Painter, etcher.

From the description of John Marin letter to Louis Kalonyme, 1953 July 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122403986

John Marin was born in Rutherford, New Jersey, in 1870. He spent two years at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (1898-1900), one year at the Art Students' league, and four years in Europe, mainly Paris, where he free-lanced in etching, oil, and watercolor. He was mentored by Alfred Stieglitz, famous New York photographer, who showed Marin's work alongside works by Rodin, Matisse, Picasso, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Georgia O'Keeffe, whom Stieglitz later married. Stieglitz also showed the work of photographer Paul Strand, who was Marin's neighbor for a time in Penobscot Bay, as well as residing in Taos at the same time Marin did. John Marin began as a landscapist, later painted city scenes, worked in etchings, and later was known as a watercolorist. His work showed at various galleries and museums.

From the description of Letter to Alfred Stieglitz, 1930, Aug. 4-14. (University of New Mexico-Main Campus). WorldCat record id: 46734594

Born in Rutherford, N.J., John Marin (1870-1953) became a leading early modern American painter. He lived in both Cliffside, N.J. and Addison, Maine.

From the description of John Marin letters to Mr. and Mrs. James Franklin, circa 1946-1947. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 233007248

Painter, watercolorist, Cliffside, N.J. Born Rutherford, N.J. Transformed watercolor into a major vehicle of artistic expression. Painted lanscapes of Maine and New York City.

From the description of John Marin printed material and drawings, 1929-1955. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122545663

John Marin (1870-1953) was a painter, engraver, and watercolorist in Paris, France and Cliffside, N.J.

From the description of John Marin autograph manuscript, 1948. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 779477710

Born in Rutherford, N.J., Marin became a leading early modern American painter. He lived in both Cliffside, N.J. and Addison, Maine. His friend, Charles Duncan, was an illustrator in Ridgefield, N.J.

From the description of John Marin letters to Charles Duncan, 1946-1948. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122594225

American painter.

From the description of Family papers, [1896?-1973?] (bulk 1920-1970). (National Gallery of Art Library). WorldCat record id: 122554202

John Marin was born in Rutherford, New Jersey, in 1870. He spent two years at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (1898-1900), one year at the Art Students' league, and four years in Europe, mainly Paris, where he free-lanced in etching, oil, and watercolor. He was mentored by Alfred Stieglitz, famous New York photographer, who showed Marin's work alongside works by Rodin, Matisse, Picasso, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Georgia O'Keeffe, whom Stieglitz later married. Stieglitz also showed the work of photographer Paul Strand, who was Marin's neighbor for a time in Penobscot Bay, as well as residing in Taos at the same time Marin did.

John Marin began as a landscapist, later painted city scenes, worked in etchings, and later was known as a watercolorist. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, in a show of Marin's work, considered that "Marin had used the lessons of Futurism and Cubism in evolving a quasi-geometrical framework onto which he could graft his intensely personal reflections of the world." His work showed at various galleries and museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan (New York), and "291" the "Photo-Secession Gallery" also (later) known as "An American Place" or "The Place," owned by Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Steichen. Marin's biographer, MacKinley Helm, writes, appropriately, that "Marin furthermore approached letter-writing with gaiety. His letters convey, for the most part, information, judgment, or appreciation." Certainly, this is the case for the letter in this collection.

From the guide to the John Marin Letter to Alfred Stieglitz, 1930, Aug. 4-14, (University of New Mexico. Center for Southwest Research.)

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Subjects:

  • Pueblo dance--Santo Domingo Pueblo (N.M.)
  • Painting--Study and teaching
  • Painters
  • Pueblo dance
  • Art--American (?)--Reproductions
  • Watercolorists
  • Art, American

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Places:

  • Santo Domingo Pueblo (N.M.) (as recorded)
  • Maine--Addison (as recorded)
  • Taos (N.M.) (as recorded)
  • Taos (N.M.) (as recorded)