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 Reginald Marsh

Reginald Marsh

Birth
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Death 3 Jul 1954 (aged 56)
Bennington, Bennington County, Vermont, USA
Burial Dorset, Bennington County, Vermont, USA
Memorial ID 672 · View Source
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Artist. Both his parents were American artists, and he returned with them to the United States in 1900. Marsh graduated from Yale in 1920 and began work as an artist in New York City, with tempera being his primary medium. Less jaded than his peers, and unwilling to associate with the well-born and wealthy, he became known for his realistic paintings of everyday events in the city. He was influenced by the ideas of Robert Henri who argued that an artist's creation should be "a social force that creates a stir in the world." Marsh's works reflected this, most notably his paintings of New York City street life, including The Boery, Tattoo and Haircut, The Park Bench, and Negroes on Rockaway Beach. He was also an innovator, developing an original method of painting in transparent glazes which added a vibrating, three-dimensional quality to his surfaces, but which has proved difficult for other artists to reproduce. His paintings are prized by collectors, with his works currently displayed by the Metropolitan Museum, the Whitney Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Boston Museum, and numerous other museums and galleries.

Bio by: Bill McKern


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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 672
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Reginald Marsh (14 Mar 1898–3 Jul 1954), Find A Grave Memorial no. 672, citing Maple Hill Cemetery, Dorset, Bennington County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .