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John Marin
20th century
(Rutherford, New Jersey, 1870 - 1953, Cape Split, Maine)

Born 1870, Rutherford, NJ; active 1899–1901, Philadelphia; 1902–04, New York; 1905–10, Paris; 1910–16, New York; 1916–53, Cliffside, NJ (with summers 1914–53 in Maine and frequent trips in 1912–53 to the Adirondacks, the Berkshires, Canada, and Taos, NM); died 1953, Cape Split, ME Marin attended the Stevens Institute of Technology for a year, then made a 6-year attempt to gain stature in the field of architecture. He was 29 years old when he finally undertook art training at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts with Thomas Anshutz and, two years later, at the Art Students League in NY with William Merritt Chase. He spent 5 years in Paris, where he met the photographer Edward Steichen who introduced Marin to Alfred Stieglitz. Stieglitz exhibited Marin's work regularly and Marin had his first one man show at Steiglitz's 291 Gallery in 1910. Marin's work was shown in the Armory Show of 1913.


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