Sea Scape

John Marin (American, 1870-1953)

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Marin was dedicated to painting the infinite moods of nature as he observed them from his home on the coast of Maine.

In this watercolor he employs a winding, playful line to express the energy of the sea and allows the white of the paper to suggest its frothy waves.

While the Atlantic coast was the inspiration for Marin’s watercolor, its freedom of handling approaches pure abstraction.

Object Information

artist
John Marin (American, 1870-1953)
creation date
1944
materials
watercolor on paper
dimensions
14-13/16 x 19-13/16 in.
accession number
77.228
credit line
Gift of Anne Marmon Greenleaf in memory of Blanche Stillson and Caroline Marmon Fesler
copyright
© Estate of John Marin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
collection
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

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