Art: Colorful Shorthand

As he has often done in the past 27 years. Alfred Stieglitz, photographer and art dealer, last week gave over his bleak, hospital-like Manhattan gallery to the paintings of his best friend. A wrinkled, shock-headed little man of 65, John Marin looks like a disheveled version of the late Sir Henry Irving. Because a new book on Artist Marin has just been published,* because critics like Henry McBride, Lewis Mumford and Julius Meier-Graefe have put themselves on record as considering John Marin the greatest water-colorist in the U. S., it was an important...

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