John Marin letters to Mr. and Mrs. James Franklin, circa 1946-1947

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

Collection size: 6 items

Collection Summary: Two letters and three Christmas cards from John Marin to his neighbors in Cliffside, New Jersey, Mr. and Mrs. James Franklin. The letters, written by Marin while summering in Addison, Maine, are upbeat as he describes his activities and the weather, in general. Also included is a photograph of Mrs. James Franklin, Mrs. John Marin, John Marin, and James Franklin.

Biographical/Historical Note: Born in Rutherford, N.J., John Marin (1870-1953) became a leading early modern American painter. He lived in both Cliffside, N.J. and Addison, Maine.

This collection of letters was donated in 2008 by Martha J. Fleischman, director of the Kennedy Galleries.

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