Artist Trivia: John Marin

QUESTION: This artist was a Modernist painter whose work bordered on abstraction. His paintings can be characterized as an exploration of movement and influenced Abstract Expressionism, but New England landscapes, especially the Maine coast, were regular subjects. He was voted America’s greatest artist in 1948, although he was largely forgotten after his death a few […]

George Bellows

George Bellows’ urban New York scenes depicting the working-class gained him widespread notice, and while many critics thought the urban subjects to be crudely painted, others found them to be a refreshing change. Bellows was introduced to Maine by his teacher, Robert Henri, first visiting Monhegan Island in the summer of 1911. He began to […]