Artist Birthdays December 23 – JOHN MARIN
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.