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Reginald Marsh (1898 - 1954)

Lot 24116: REGINALD MARSH (American 1898-1954)

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October 29, 2004
Dallas, TX, US

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REGINALD MARSH (American 1898-1954)
On the Beach, Coney Island, 1943
Tempera on masonite
4.5in. x 6.25in. (sight size)
Signed and dated lower left: Marsh 43

Reginald Marsh was an important urban realist painter of Depression-era New York. Marsh loved New York with all its activity and energy, and devoted his entire career to painting the metropolis, its streets, and its common people. He reveled in the city's vitality, and even in its vulgarity, painting images of theatres, streets, advertisements, vaudeville, burlesques, and the beaches of Coney Island.

Marsh was an active participant in the New York art community, and he taught at the Art Students League from 1935 to 1954. He was an Academician of the National Academy of Design, and he exhibited his works at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia; National Academy of Design, New York; and the Whitney Studio Club, New York. He had sixteen solo shows at the Frank Rehn Gallery, New York, and a major retrospective exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, in 1955. His works hang in renowned public collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, National Gallery of American Art, Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; Art Institute of Chicago, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

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REGINALD MARSH (American 1898-1954)

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