John Marin was born December 23, 1870 in Rutherford, New Jersey. In 1905 he went to Europe. He remained largely unaware of the new movements in European art until 1910, when he returned to New York. There he became familiar with Cubism and German Expressionism. Influenced by those movements, his own style matured into a personal form of expressionism shown in such works as Maine Islands (1922).
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