Image: 6 7/8 x 9 1/4 in. (17.5 x 23.5 cm)
Sheet: 8 3/4 x 11 5/8 in. (22.2 x 29.5 cm)
From the Catalogue:
This image was a personal favorite of Marin's and another impression of the print, dedicated to Georgia O'Keefe, bears the artist's notation 'A Beaut'. It was also used for the cover illustration of the catalogue raisonné.
—Courtesy of Phillips
Signature: Signed and dated in pencil, from the first edition of 30 (before steelfacing for the unsigned edition of approximately 200), published by the American Artists Group, New York, framed.
Carl Zigrosser 155
About John Marin
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.”
American, 1870-1953, Rutherford, New Jersey, based in New York and Cape Split, Maine