Artist Birthdays December 23 – JOHN MARIN

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JOHN MARIN (December 23, 1870 – October 2, 1953)

  • Nationality: American
  • Field: Painting
  • Art Movement: Modernism, Expressionism
  • ARTiFact: In 1915, with $1200 earned from art sales, he bought sight-unseen an island in Small Point, Maine. He named it “Marin Island” but never lived there because it had no fresh water.
  • Artist Quote: “Painting is like golf; the fewer strokes I take, the better the picture.”
  • Notable Artwork (shown below): Brooklyn Bridge, 1912.

John Marin. Brooklyn Bridge, 1912.

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