The Lobster Fisherman

1948

John Marin, American, b. Rutherford, New Jersey, 1870–1953

Oil on canvas, 28 1/8 x 23 1/4 in. (71.3 x 59 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966

Accession Number: 66.3320

Provenance:
Alfred Steiglitz, An American Place, New York, 1948-at least January 1949
Downtown Gallery, New York, to 24 January 1953
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 24 January 1953-17 May 1966
Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966

Exhibition History:
AN AMERICAN PLACE, New York. John Marin, 7 December 1948-31 January 1949.
FRANK PERLS GALLERY, Beverly Hills. The John Marin Exhibition of Oils and Watercolors, 1946 to 1980, 31 May-3 July 1951, no. 3.
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ARTS AND LETTERS, New York. John Marin, 1870-1953, 15 January-14 February 1954, no. 16.
MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON. John Marin Memorial Exhibition (Art Galleries, UCLA, organizer), 1 March-17 April 1955, no. 22. TOUR: PHILLIPS COLLECTION, Washington, DC, 15 May-30 June; SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF ART, 31 July-11 September; ART GALLERIES, University of California at Los Angeles, 28 September-9 November; CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART, 17 November-1 January 1956; MINNEAPOLIS INSTITUTE OF ARTS, 18 January-14 February; SOCIETY OF THE FOUR ARTS, Palm Beach, Florida, 23 March-1 April; GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART, University of Georgia, Athens, 22 April-20 May; WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, New York, 13 June-29 July.
BROOKLYN MUSEUM, New York. Paintings from the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection: A View of the Protean Century, 8 February-5 April 1965, no. 85 (not part of AFA tour).
LA JOLLA MUSEUM OF ART, California. Marsden Hartley--John Marin, 12 February-27 March 1966, no. 38, ill.
CAPE SPLIT PLACE, Addison, Maine. John Marin: The Etchings and Related Oils, Drawings, and Watercolors, 1 August-1 October 1980, no. 65.
PARRISH ART MUSEUM, Southampton, New York. Marin in Oil, 19 July-20 September 1987, no. 45, ill. p. 110. TOUR: NORTON GALLERY AND SCHOOL OF ART, West Palm Beach, Florida, 11 October-29 November; TELFAIR ACADEMY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES, Savannah, 20 January-7 March 1988; MUSEUM OF ART, PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY, University Park, 20 March-18 May; ALBRIGHT-KNOX ART MUSEUM, Buffalo, 16 July-4 September.

Published References:
CRAWFORD, PEGGY F. "Marin's Line," Art Digest (15 November 1948), p. 31.
REICH, SHELDON. John Marin: A Stylistic Analysis and Catalogue Raisonné, 2 vols. (Tucson: University of Arizona, 1970), no. 48.35, ill. p. 765.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Early American Modernism