Deliberation and Impulse—John Marin's Art

Thursday, January 27, 2011 @ 12:00pm

Event Info


Free with museum admission


The Art Institute of Chicago - Fullerton Hall

111 S. Michigan Ave.





During his lifetime, American modernist John Marin (1870–1953) was the country’s most celebrated artist. His improvisational approach to color, paint handling, perspective, and movement situated him as a leading figure in modern art and helped influence the Abstract Expressionist movement. The exhibition John Marin's Watercolors: A Medium for Modernism was the first to present the Art Institute of Chicago’s impressive collection of Marin’s work in its entirety, ranging from early images rooted in traditional practice to more personal and experimental compositions.

Ruth Fine from the National Gallery of Art focuses on American painter John Marin’s complex approach to his subjects that clearly cite specific times and places, revealing the rich diversity of his vision.