Archives of American Art

John Marin letters to Mr. and Mrs. James Franklin

Collection ID:
Marin, John, 1870-1953
circa 1946-1947
Physical Description:
6 Items

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Two letters and three Christmas cards from John Marin to his neighbors in Cliffside, New Jersey, Mr. and Mrs. James Franklin. The letters, written by Marin while summering in Addison, Maine, are upbeat as he describes his activities and the weather, in general. Also included is a photograph of Mrs. James Franklin, Mrs. John Marin, John Marin, and James Franklin.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Born in Rutherford, N.J., John Marin (1870-1953) became a leading early modern American painter. He lived in both Cliffside, N.J. and Addison, Maine.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection of letters was donated in 2008 by Martha J. Fleischman, director of the Kennedy Galleries.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
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Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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