Object Detail


Artist
Date
1946
Period
20th century
Media
Oil on canvas
Measurements
23 x 29 3/4 inches (unframed)
26 5/16 x 32 7/8 x 1 3/8 inches (framed)
Classification
Subject Category
Buildings
Road
Credit Line
Museum purchase in Memory of Thomas Gardiner, 1995.4
Accession No
95.4
Context
John Marin fled the New York scene for down east Maine in 1914, and he continued to be inspired by the state and her hard-working inhabitants until his death. In Maine he recognized something much deeper in the relationship of people to the land than in New York. As he described it, “what these families and fisher folk do is much more important than what other families are doing.”

Featured in “Maine and American Art: Farnsworth Art Museum” with thanks to the Henry Luce Foundation and Wyeth Foundation for American Art.

Classification

 Share