The Brooklyn Bridge is under construction. It would be completed in 1883.
John Currey Marin is born in Rutherford, New Jersey.
1880 – 1886
Marin attends Union Hill Public School, Hoboken Academy, Stevens Academy, and Steven Institute of Technology.
Marin works as an architect in New Jersey.
Marin makes his first dated surviving drawing, a scene set in the Catskill Mountains.
Marin works with a wholesale notions house and then with various architects.
Marin attends the Art Students League, New York, studying with Frank Vincent Dumond.
Marin studied with Thomas P. Anshutz and Hugh Breckenridge at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia.
Marin briefly attends the Delecluse Academy and the Académie Julian in Paris. He begins making his first etchings. He travels to Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and Belgium.
Marin sails to Paris.
November, The Little Galleries of the Photo-Secession (known as 291 Gallery) opens at 291 Fifth Avenue, New York.
Marin returns to the United States.
Edward Steichen sees Marin’s watercolors at the Salon d’Automne, Paris. Steichen meets Marin through their mutual friend Arthur B. Carles. Steichen sends some of Marin’s works to Alfred Stieglitz to consider for exhibition at 291 Gallery.
Marin’s first art shown at 291 Gallery, New York, in exhibition Watercolors by John Marin and Sketches in Oil by Alfred Maurer. Marin will exhibit annually in Stieglitz’s galleries until 1950.
Marin meets Alfred Stieglitz in Marin’s studio in Paris.
Marin returns to Paris and then spends six weeks in Kufstein in the Austrian Tyrol. Then he returns to New York.
John Marin marries Marie Hughes.
Marin and his family spend the summer in Small Point, Maine.
Alfred Stieglitz dies.
The Woolworth Building and the Municipal Building are under construction in New York City until the next year.
Marin is given a retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, October 21 – November 22.
Watercolors and Oils by John Marin, exhibited at 291 Gallery, January 20 – February 15. This exhibition included several watercolors of the Woolworth Building.
Marie Marin dies
Georgia O’Keeffe divides the Alfred Stieglitz collection, including many works by Marin, between the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Art Institute of Chicago; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; and Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee.
International Exhibition of Modern Art (known as the Armory Show) held at the 69th Regiment Armory on Lexington Avenue in New York City. Ten watercolors by Marin, including some of his images of the Woolworth Building, were included.
John Currey Marin, Jr., is born to Marie Hughes Marin and John Marin.
Marin and his wife, Marie, spend their first summer in Maine, at West Point.
Summer, Marin family stay at Small Point, Maine. Marin buys an island, Marin Island, off Small Point Harbor.
One-man exhibition of Marin watercolors held at 291 Gallery. This exhibition includes the watercolor Rock Shapes and Tree Shapes, Small Point, Maine.
Alfred Stieglitz arranges for Marin to exhibit at other commercial galleries in New York until Stieglitz is able to get his own space again. Marin family spends the summer in Small Point, Maine.
Marin family first spends the summer in Stonington, Deer Isle, Maine.
Marin develops a rotating easel that makes it easier for him to paint outdoors. In the autumn, Marin purchases a house at 243 Clark Terrace, Cliffside, New Jersey. It will remain his home and studio for the rest of his life.
Marin is a witness at the wedding of Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O’Keeffe.
Marin is too unwell to make his annual trip to Maine. Stieglitz’s new gallery, The Intimate Gallery, opens at 489 Park Avenue, New York, New York, and Marin has his first annual solo exhibition there.
Marin and his family spend the summer in Taos, New Mexico. Alfred Stieglitz closes The Intimate Gallery and opens An American Place at 509 Madison Avenue, New York, New York. Marin has his first annual solo exhibition there December 1929 to January 1930.
Marin and his family spend the summer in Taos, New Mexico.
Marin and his family spend the summer in Small Point, Maine. Marin is given a one-man exhibition at the Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.
Marin spends the summer at Cape Split, near Addison, Maine. Marin’s work is included in the First Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Sculpture, Watercolors and Prints at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, December 5 – January 11, 1934.
Marin buys the Henry Prentiss House on Pleasant Bay in Cape Split, Maine.
Marin is elected to the National Institute of Arts and Letters.
Marin is elected to life membership in the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Marin suffers a heart attack.
Marin and Georgia O’Keeffe renew the lease of An American Place, where they hold occasional exhibitions through 1950.
The Downtown Gallery, at 32 East Fifty-first Street, becomes Marin’s dealer. Marin is the featured artist at the 25th Venice Biennale, June – September.
John Marin dies at Cape Split, Maine, at the age of 82.