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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- Microfilm roll 2814 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
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Also in the Archives
- John Marin letters to Charles Duncan, 1946-1948
- John Marin letters to Mr. and Mrs. James Franklin, circa 1946-1947
- John Marin printed material and drawings, 1929-1955
- Image and Media Gallery items from other collections related to Marin, John