Movement: Boat and Sea in Greys

1952

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

Oil on canvas, 22 1/4 x 28 x 3/4 in. (56.5 x 71.1 x 1.9 cm)

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

Accession Number: 66.3321

Provenance:
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:
DOWNTOWN GALLERY, New York. John Marin: Paintings of Land, Sea and Circus, 30 December 1952-24 January 1953, cat.
MUSÉE NATIONAL D'ART MODERNE, Paris. 12 Modern American Painters and Sculptors (MoMA International Circulating Exhibition), 24 April-8 June 1953. TOUR: KUNSTHAUS, Zurich, 25 July-30 August; KUNSTMUSEUM DER STADT, Düsseldorf, 20 September-25 October; LILJEVALCHS KONSTHALL, Stockholm, 25 November-20 December; TAIDEHALLI KONSTHALLEN, Helsinki, 8-24 January 1954; KUNSTNERNS HUS, Oslo, 18 February-7 March.
MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON. John Marin Memorial Exhibition (Art Galleries, UCLA, organizer), 1 March-17 April 1955, no. 32. 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.
AMERICAN FEDERATION OF ARTS, New York (traveling exhibition). Paintings from the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation Collection: A View of the Protean Century, November 1962-April 1965, no. 48. TOUR: M. KNOEDLER & CO., New York, 31 October-24 November, 1962; CURRIER GALLERY OF ART, Manchester, New Hampshire, 16 December 1962-12 January 1963; CARNEGIE INSTITUTE, Pittsburgh, 30 January-26 February; EVANSVILLE MUSEUM OF ARTS AND SCIENCE, Indiana, 16 March-12 April; MUNSON WILLIAMS PROCTOR INSTITUTE, Utica, New York, 30 April-27 May; J.B. SPEED ART MUSEUM, Louisville, Kentucky, 13 June-10 July; MINNEAPOLIS INSTITUTE OF ARTS, 30 July-25 August, SEATTLE ART MUSEUM, 11 September-8 October; SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF ART, 26 October-23 November; COLORADO SPRINGS FINE ARTS CENTER, Colorado, 11 December 1963-7 January 1964; DALLAS MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, 26 January-23 February; OKLAHOMA ART CENTER, Oklahoma City, 12 March-8 April; BROOKS MEMORIAL ART GALLERY, Memphis, Tennessee, 25 April-23 May; ATLANTA ART ASSOCIATION, Georgia, 10 June-7 July; SAGINAW ART MUSEUM, Michigan, 25 July-22 August; MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, 8 September-6 October; ALLENTOWN ART MUSEUM, Pennsylvania, 24 October-21 November; MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Boston, 9 December 1964-10 January 1965; BROOKLYN MUSEUM, New York, 8 February-5 April.
LA JOLLA MUSEUM OF ART, California. Marsden Hartley--John Marin, 12 February-27 March 1966, no. 42.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975.

Published References:
PORTER, FAIRFIELD. "The Nature of John Marin," Art News 54 (March 1955), p. 63.
PORTNER, LESLIE JUDD. "A Fine Marin Show at the Phillips," Washington Post (12 June 1955), n.p.
HAGBERG, MARILYN. "Reviews," Artforum (April 1966), ill. p. 58.
REICH, SHELDON. John Marin: A Stylistic Analysis and Catalogue Raisonné, 2 vols. (Tucson: University of Arizona, 1970), no. 52.34, ill. p. 805.
LERNER, ABRAM. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Abrams, 1974), p. 719, colorpl. 714.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Early American Modernism