Oil on canvas
Framed: 65.4 x 80.6 x 6.4 cm (25 3/4 x 31 3/4 x 2 1/2 in.); Unframed: 56.2 x 71 cm (22 1/8 x 27 15/16 in.)
Norman O. Stone and Ella A. Stone Memorial Fund 1956.361
© Estate of John Marin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
In a poll of art critics held in 1948 by Look magazine, Marin was named “America’s Artist No. 1.”
Primarily a watercolorist, Marin did not start working with oil paints in earnest until he was 60 years old. This vigorously rendered scene focuses on white-capped waves colliding against the rugged contours of shoreline. The artist found Maine endlessly captivating, describing it as "one fierce, relentless, cruel, beautiful, fascinating, hellish, and all other ish'es place."
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