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Movement No.9, Sea and Boat, Deer Isle, Maine

Marin - Movement No. 9, Sea and Boat, Deer Isle, Maine

John Marin

Alfred Stieglitz Collection
1949.2.4

John Marin has been called one of the most successful artists within the Stieglitz circles.  The circle of American artists that Stieglitz surrounded himself with were most concerned with the European modern art that was being created at the time.  Marin in particular was fascinated with the avant-garde and produced work with power and energy.  Although, Stieglitz has been attributed with Marin’s success, it was Marin who was responsible for providing an American interpretation of the European avant-garde movement.

About the Artist

John Marin - American, 1870 - 1953

John Marin grew up with his maternal grandparents in Weehawken, New Jersey. From his early years, Marin showed a great love for the outdoors that he later expressed in his art. As a young man Marin worked as a draftsman in several architectural firms before enrolling at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1899.

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