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Valley of the Hondo, New Mexico

A work made of watercolor with black crayon, on moderately thick, moderately textured, ivory wove paper (all edges trimmed), in original frame.
© 2018 Estate of John Marin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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  • A work made of watercolor with black crayon, on moderately thick, moderately textured, ivory wove paper (all edges trimmed), in original frame.

Date:

1930

Artist:

John Marin
American, 1870-1953

About this artwork

Marin made his first trip to the West in early June 1929 at the suggestion of two friends, Georgia O’Keeffe and Rebecca Strand (wife of the photographer Paul Strand). O’Keeffe’ s invitation came at a good moment, because Marin was feeling the need to explore new territory and escape what he called "living in herds" in Manhattan. Marin had also been tempted to visit the West by his friend the painter Marsden Hartley’s vivid descriptions of the landscape. During the summers of 1929 and 1930 Marin lived and painted in New Mexico, following the lead of several of the artists who congregated around the 291 gallery in New York. Valley of the Hondo, New Mexico was one of the group of thirty watercolors that was exhibited in 1931 at Alfred Stieglitz’s gallery An American Place.

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Artist

John Marin

Title

Valley of the Hondo, New Mexico

Origin

United States

Date

Made 1930

Medium

Watercolor with black crayon, on moderately thick, moderately textured, ivory wove paper (all edges trimmed), in original frame

Inscriptions

Signed and dated lower right, in brown watercolor, over black crayon: ”Marin 30”

Dimensions

394 × 522 mm

Credit Line

Alfred Stieglitz Collection

Reference Number

1949.569

Copyright

© 2018 Estate of John Marin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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