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Creator:
Marin, John, 1870-1953  Search this
Marin, John, 1870-1953  Search this
Subject:
Kalonyme, Louis  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
1 Item, (on partial microfilm reel)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
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."
Citation:
John Marin letter to Louis Kalonyme, 1953 July 7. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
35mm microfilm roll 2814 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Painter, etcher.
Provenance:
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.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Painting -- Study and teaching  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7648
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209811
AAA_collcode_marijolk
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209811