Landscape in Maine

A work made of watercolor with rewetting and blotting, over graphite, on thick, moderately textured, ivory wove paper (left and lower edges trimmed).
© 2018 Estate of John Marin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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  • A work made of watercolor with rewetting and blotting, over graphite, on thick, moderately textured, ivory wove paper (left and lower edges trimmed).

Date:

1915

Artist:

John Marin
American, 1870-1953

About this artwork

The artist’s first year in Maine was his most productive to date, and he eagerly returned the following summer, staying near Small Point. He persisted in his conviction that it was always better to paint outdoors than in the studio. That summer he paid particular attention to trees, often abstracting their spiky, zigzag shapes into compositions that feel almost Asian in their spareness, while also inventing a system of personal marks that critics likened to hieroglyphs. This watercolor was painted in a single sitting over a cursory initial drawing in graphite.

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Artist

John Marin

Title

Landscape in Maine

Origin

United States

Date

1915

Medium

Watercolor with rewetting and blotting, over graphite, on thick, moderately textured, ivory wove paper (left and lower edges trimmed)

Dimensions

417 x 497 mm

Credit Line

Samuel P. Avery Fund

Reference Number

1934.174

Copyright

© 2018 Estate of John Marin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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