Currently on View in K205
Marsh was one of the foremost Social Realists of the 1930s, portraying scenes of New York urban life. He employed a graphic, linear technique to bring individuality to the characters he depicted.
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Marsh combined contemporary subjects with the use of media (such as egg tempera) and techniques derived from his study of European Old Master painters.
The artist; the widow of the artist; left to the museum by bequest