John Marin Collection

January 1, 2000 - October 7, 2011

Osher Gallery

The John Marin Collection at the Colby College Museum of Art displays a retrospective collection of paintings, watercolors, drawings, etchings, and photographs by this important American modernist. Twenty-four works spanning the artist’s career from 1888 to 1953 were given to the museum in 1973 by John Marin Jr. and Norma B. Marin. An additional work was given in 1992, and in 1998 Norma Marin made a promised gift of 29 etchings by Marin and seven vintage photographs of Marin, including a platinum print by Alfred Stieglitz. The complete collection of Marin works is presented on an ongoing basis in two dedicated galleries of the Lunder Wing.