b. 1898 Paris d. 1954
Marsh left Paris When he was two years old. His well off family moved into an artist colony in Nutley, NJ. Marsh attended Yale University.
The subject matter in Marsh’s works fits nicely into our discussions of American Regionalism; however, Marsh is more broadly known as a Social Realist. Whateve, I say he’s a regionalist. At any rate he, like many of his contemporaries, was pushing back against the European Modernism that was making inroads on the American art scene by endeavoring to depict real life subjects in an an exciting and highly stylized fashion.
I particularly like this one.
Be it known that 1 March has been and always shall be my birthday. I was born just three hours after leap day 1972.
Also, let’s have a big hand for dear sweet Cynny for putting together a great meat-up in Tempe!
It has been a great pleasure serving up hot plates of artsy goodness here at the Wire. Take all ye want but eat all ye take.
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