John Marin letter to Louis Kalonyme

Collection ID:
Marin, John, 1870-1953
1953 July 7
Physical Description:
1 Item
(on partial microfilm reel)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
A typed, three-page letter titled "An Artist's Testament," in which Marin writes of his preference for "subject-object-forms" in art and his dislike of the "abstract and non-objective."

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, etcher.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm roll 2814 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Mrs. Jason C. (Suzanne W.) Berger, whose father was a friend of Marin. She also donated a book THE SELECTED WRITINGS OF JOHN MARIN, autographed by Marin, which was placed in the Archives Library.

Other Title
Other Title
Louis Kalonyme letter (microfilm title)

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painting -- Study and teaching Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kalonyme, Louis Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001