About the Artist
John Marin (1870-1953) was born in Rutherford, New Jersey. His
father was a public accountant; his mother died only nine
days after his birth. He was taken to his maternal grandparents
with whom he lived in Weehawken, New Jersey. His grandparents,
with their son and two daughters were the only parents Marin was
to know; it has been suggested that his father seems to have ignored him.