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John Marin autograph manuscript, 1948

Marin, John, 1870-1953

Painter, Engraver, Watercolorist


Collection Information

Size: 1 Item

Summary: Four page autograph manuscript draft enclosed in a hardback folio. Written in free verse by John Marin for the foreword to the monograph John Marin by MacKinley Helm. Marin muses on the subject of health and refers to himself repeatedly as "this critter myself."

Biographical/Historical Note

John Marin (1870-1953) was a painter, engraver, and watercolorist in Paris, France and Cliffside, N.J.


Donated 2011 by Peter S. Michaels who purchased the manuscript from a bookseller.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.

How to Cite This Collection

John Marin autograph manuscript, 1948. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.