John Marin was an American artist. Marin is noted for his abstract landscapes that he created as oil paintings, drawings, etchings and watercolors. Many of Marin’s popular watercolors have been printed as lithographs.
Cover of 291, No 4. 1915
Brooklyn Bridge, Lower New York. Etching and Drypoint. 1913.
Marin was born in in New Jersey and studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. Marin eventually moved to New York to study at the Art Student League. Marin was greatly supported by the famous photographer, Alfred Stieglitz. Marin exhibited his work on a regular basis at Stieglitz’s 291 Gallery.
St. Pauls against the El. 1930 Etching
lithograph after watercolor. 1950
Later in Marin’s life he purchased a house in Maine, where the rocky coastline inspired him. Marin split his time between residences in Maine and New Jersey, where he still had access to the New York art scene. Marin’s work is now is major museum collection in the United States. He is remembered as one of America’s first abstract artists. His drawings and prints remain popular at large auction houses and galleries.
Boat Off Deer Isle. Lithograph. 1958