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A typed, three-page letter titled "An Artist's Testament," in which Marin writes of his preference for "subject-object-forms" in art and his dislike of the "abstract and non-objective."
John Marin letter to Louis Kalonyme, 1953 July 7. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm roll 2814 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Gift of Mrs. Jason C. (Suzanne W.) Berger, whose father was a friend of Marin. She also donated a book THE SELECTED WRITINGS OF JOHN MARIN, autographed by Marin, which was placed in the Archives Library.
Lives of American Artists
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