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John Marin letter to Louis Kalonyme, 1953 July 7

Marin, John, b. 1870 d. 1953
Painter, Engraver, Watercolorist
Active in Paris, France; Cliffside, N.J.

Collection size: 1 item (on partial microfilm reel).

Collection Summary: A typed, three-page letter titled "An Artist's Testament," in which Marin writes of his preference for "subject-object-forms" in art and his dislike of the "abstract and non-objective."

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, etcher.

Gift of Mrs. Jason C. (Suzanne W.) Berger, whose father was a friend of Marin. She also donated a book THE SELECTED WRITINGS OF JOHN MARIN, autographed by Marin, which was placed in the Archives Library.

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