Monday, September 21, 2009

Famous Rutherfordians: John Marin

No. 8 Winter c1930 by John Marin

Artists John Marin was born in Rutherford and grew up in Weehawken, NJ (as did I). He studied with Thomas Anshultz and William Merrit Chase at the venerable PA Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. He had his first exhibition at 291, Alfred Stieglitz's NYC gallery, in 1909 and Stieglitz continued to be a friend and mentor throughout his career.

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