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

Marin, John, 1870-1953

Painter, Engraver, Watercolorist


Collection Information

Size: 6 Items

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.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

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How to Cite This Collection

John Marin letters to Mr. and Mrs. James Franklin, circa 1946-1947. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.