Art: Out of the Dark Room

During his 83 years of life. Painter John Marin knew both popular and critical acclaim, but there were times when he felt a touch of bitterness. While the public and critics applauded his fluid watercolors, his oils were so assiduously ignored that Marin used to refer to his ever-increasing stock of unsold canvases as his "Dark Room Collection." Since his death in 1953. admirers have been trying to focus more light on the dark room. Their efforts came to a climax last week with the opening of a major Marin retrospective at the...

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