Movement: Boats and Objects, Blue Gray Sea

A work made of oil on canvas.
© 2018 Estate of John Marin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1947

Artist:

John Marin
American, 1870–1953

About this artwork

In late compositions such as Movement: Boats and Objects, Blue Gray Sea, John Marin used oil paint as thinly as he did watercolor, the medium for which he is best known. This work likely depicts the Maine coast, where Marin summered and painted throughout his career, exploring how best to express movement and spontaneity in paint. The artist practiced architecture before becoming a painter, and late in life he returned to three-dimensional design, creating painted frames that complement his pictures. Marin had a close relationship with Alfred Stieglitz, who supported him financially and critically from 1910 on and helped him become one of the most successful American Modernists.

On View

American Art, Gallery 265

Artist

John Marin

Title

Movement: Boats and Objects, Blue Gray Sea

Origin

United States

Date

1947

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

s.l.r. Marin '47

Dimensions

73.7 × 92.1 cm (29 × 36 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Alfred Stieglitz Collection; Robert A. Waller Fund

Reference Number

1949.610

Copyright

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

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