Dec 09, 2:00 PM–3:00 PM
John L. Santikos Auditorium
Ticket Price: Free with admission
John Marin used brisk choppy marks and heavy diagonal lines to create fractured images of familiar objects and places. Though celebrated as an American original, he developed this distinctive modern style while absorbing and responding to the work of earlier artists, including James McNeill Whistler, the great Victorian apostle of beauty. According to one early critic, Whistler was “a poem whose meaning haunted his memory.” This talk will explore the careers of these two pioneers and the aesthetic relationships between their drawings, etchings, and watercolors.
Crawford Alexander Mann III is currently the Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
PLEASE NOTE: Seating is limited and on a first come, first served basis. Doors open at 1:30 p.m.San Antonio Museum of Art (john_s_auditorium)
This lecture is generously funded by the Lewis A. and Frances B. Wagner Lecture Fund.
John Marin, American (Rutherford, New Jersey, 1870 – 1953, Cape Split, Maine), Manhattan Skyline from the River, 1909-1912, watercolor over graphite on textured watercolor paper, 11 1/2 x 12 3/4 in., Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Collection: Gift of Norma B. Marin. 2013.018.152