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John Marin letter to Louis Kalonyme, 1953 July 7

Marin, John, 1870-1953

Painter, Engraver, Watercolorist


Collection Information

Size: 1 Item, (on partial microfilm reel)

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.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm roll 2814 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

John Marin letter to Louis Kalonyme, 1953 July 7. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.