Running through April 1, 2012, The Addison Gallery of Modern Art is showcasing art by painter John Marin. ‘Modernist at Mid Century’ is a collection of 60 paintings in oil and watercolor.
“John Marin: Modernism at Midcentury brings together nearly sixty paintings in oil and watercolor from the 1930s through 1953 that draw their inspiration from the coast of Maine and the architecture of Manhattan. Recognized as one of America’s foremost watercolorists since his early work was first championed by Alfred Stieglitz, John Marin (1870-1953) also took up oil painting during the last two decades of his career after a long hiatus. This re-engagement with oil was liberating, eventually yielding a more fluid, linear, and calligraphic style in his work in both media. Marin’s dynamic, evocative abstractions from this period were noted for their invention, singularity, and authority, and forecast aspects of Abstract Expressionism. More than half a century later, Marin’s work from his late phase emerges as his most daring, adventuresome period”. (http://www.andover.edu/museums/addison/Pages/default.aspx)
The Addison Gallery is located at 180 Main St, Andover, MA 01810. They can be reached at 978-749-4000.