underside of bridge at top and URC; New York skyline; boats on water in foreground

© Estate of Reginald Marsh %2F Art Students League%2C New York %2F Artists Rights Society %28ARS%29%2C New York

New York Skyline with Bridge, 1932

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Bequest of Dr. John I. Coeexpand_more  2011.80.18

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Painted plein air (directly from nature), this watercolor features one of Reginal Marsh's favorite perspectives on the burgeoning Manhattan skyline, the view from the East River waterfront in the borough of Brooklyn. Despite his interest in the growing modern metropolis, Marsh rejected the formal innovations of modern art, instead embracing long-standing artistic tradtions anchored in the great masters of the Italian Renaissance and Baroque. Indeed, his subjects—mostly figurative scenes of New York's lower and working classes—align him with the Social Realists, a loosely-knit group of activist American artists who used their art as a tool for social and political change.

Exhibitions
Details
Title
New York Skyline with Bridge
Artist Life
1898 - 1954
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2011.80.18
Provenance
(Rehn Gallery, New York, sold to Coe, 1960); John I. Coe, Edina, Minn, 1960-d. 2011); Estate of John I. Coe, New Brighton, Minn.; bequethed to MIA
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underside of bridge at top and URC; New York skyline; boats on water in foreground

© Estate of Reginald Marsh / Art Students League, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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