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Still-life and the Sea

John Marin, American, (December 23, 1870–October 1, 1953)

Creation date: 1942
Creation place: United States

Other Information

Type: Oil Painting
Medium and Support: Oil on canvas board
Credit Line: Museum purchase with funds provided by the Gerald and Inez Grant Parker Foundation
Accession Number: 1973.133
State/Province: Maine
Dimensions: 14 in. x 18 in. (35.56 cm x 45.72 cm)
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Provenance

Isabelle C. Gersten, Massachusetts ( - December 13, 1973)

The Downtown Gallery, Inc., New York, New York ( - )

Sotheby's, New York, New York (December 13, 1973 - December 13, 1973)

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (December 13, 1973 - )

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October 18, 2014
Anita Feldman, Deputy Director of Collections & Exhibitions
John Marin
American • 1870–1953
Still Life and the Sea
Oil on canvas board • 1942
Marin was among the first American painters exposed to the range of modernist styles developing in Paris during the first years of the twentieth century. He received his artistic training at the Pennsylvania Academy of Art under Thomas Anshutz followed by two years at the Art Students League in New York. Five years’ travel in Europe introduced him to the avant- garde trends evolving there which he later explored in his own art after settling in New York in 1911. Beginning in 1933, Marin summered at Cape Split, Maine every year until his death, recording scenes of the coast in many works such as Still Life and the Sea. Here, the turbulent sea with its tossing sailboat is rendered in an abstract manner that serves as a dynamic background for the vase of flowers in the foreground.
Museum purchase with funds provided by the Gerald and Inez Grant Parker Foundation
1973.133
Last Updated: 5/7/2021

Exhibition

This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Works from Private Collections Boston University Art Gallery , 4/23/1960 - 5/14/1960

Behold, America! Art of the United States from Three San Diego Museums The San Diego Museum of Art , 11/10/2012 - 2/10/2013

Ortra vez Modern and Contemporary The San Diego Museum of Art , 3/30/2013 - 7/14/2013

Selections of Modern Art The San Diego Museum of Art , 7/23/2013 - 11/3/2013

American Visions: Place and Identity The San Diego Museum of Art , 10/18/2014 - 3/17/2015

Bibliography

This object has the following bibliographic references:

Mr. Martin E. Petersen. San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1993
Page Number: 150, 176, Figure Number: 176

Works from Private Collections Boston University Art Gallery. Boston, Massachusetts, 1960
Page Number: cat. no. 56

American Twentieth Century Paintings Sotheby's. New York, New York, December 13, 1973-December 14, 1973
Page Number: Lot no. 67, Figure Number: 67

Mr. D. Scott Atkinson. San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 2003
Page Number: 181, Figure Number: 181

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