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John Marin

Downtown Synthesis., 1925

Engraving with tonal areas,
9 1/2 × 7 5/8 in
24.1 × 19.4 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
$14,000
location
New York
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The Old Print Shop, Inc.
New York
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Good condition. Plate signed and dated lower right "Marin 25." The original copper …

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Good condition. Plate signed and dated lower right "Marin 25." The original copper plate is in the collection of the Philadelphia Msueum of Art. The tonal areas were added by hand to the plate so each impression are slightly different.

Signature
Signed in pencil lower left, and titled lower right "Downtown N.Y."
John Marin
American, 1870–1953
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John Marin worked as an architect before embarking on his groundbreaking painting career. After traveling in Europe, Marin returned to America in 1910 and devoted his energies to distinctly American subject matter, particularly images of New York City and the coast of Maine. A prominent figure in Alfred Stieglitz's modernist circle, Marin participated in the 1913 Armory show, and had solo exhibitions at Stieglitz's “291” gallery. Marin worked primarily in watercolor, developing a bold, fluid style; with a distinctive blend of realism and abstraction, his paintings evoked the forces and energy of nature as well as the booming rhythms of rapidly evolving city life. “I see great forces at work; great movements…pushing, pulling, sideways, downwards, upwards, I can hear the sound of their strife and there is great music to be played," he once said. "And so I try to express graphically what a great city is doing.”

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Good condition. Plate signed and dated lower right "Marin 25." The original copper …

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Good condition. Plate signed and dated lower right "Marin 25." The original copper plate is in the collection of the Philadelphia Msueum of Art. The tonal areas were added by hand to the plate so each impression are slightly different.

Signature
Signed in pencil lower left, and titled lower right "Downtown N.Y."
John Marin
American, 1870–1953
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John Marin worked as an architect before embarking on his groundbreaking painting career. After traveling in Europe, Marin returned to America in 1910 and devoted his energies to distinctly American subject matter, particularly images of New York City and the coast of Maine. A prominent figure in Alfred Stieglitz's modernist circle, Marin participated in the 1913 Armory show, and had solo exhibitions at Stieglitz's “291” gallery. Marin worked primarily in watercolor, developing a bold, fluid style; with a distinctive blend of realism and abstraction, his paintings evoked the forces and energy of nature as well as the booming rhythms of rapidly evolving city life. “I see great forces at work; great movements…pushing, pulling, sideways, downwards, upwards, I can hear the sound of their strife and there is great music to be played," he once said. "And so I try to express graphically what a great city is doing.”

John Marin

Downtown Synthesis., 1925

Engraving with tonal areas,
9 1/2 × 7 5/8 in
24.1 × 19.4 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
$14,000
location
New York
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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