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John Marin (1872-1953)

Object Number: 
1947.167
Date: 
c. 1940-1945
Medium: 
Watercolor, gouache, white tempera, and touches of charcoal on heavy watercolor paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 22 5/16 x 18 1/8 in. (56.7 x 46 cm)
Marks: 
Signed at lower right in black ink: "Enit Kaufman"
Inscriptions: 
Signed at lower right in black ink: "Enit Kaufman"
Description: 
Portraits done for the publication "American Portraits"(New York: Henry Holt, 1946), written with Dorothy Canfield Fisher.
Gallery Label: 
Marin, a native of Rutherford, New Jersey, was a leader of the modernist movement in American painting in the early twentieth century. His first general recognition came in 1909 with the exhibition of his work at Alfred Stieglitz's Gallery 291 in New York. He was the subject of a large retrospective exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1936.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Enit Kaufman
Provenance: 
Enit Kaufman and Dorothy Canfield Fisher, American Portraits (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1946)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group