Downtown New York or Park Row
John Marin ( American, 1870 - 1953 )
“While these powers are at work pushing, pulling, sideways, downwards, upwards, I can hear the sound of their strife and there is great music being played. And so I try to express graphically what a great city is doing. Within the frames there must be a balance.” John Marin’s works, such as "Park Row," typically focus on either city or landscape, rarely figures. Like his paintings, Marin’s drawings of New York City are full of dynamism and spontaneity. He began etching on a trip to London in 1905 and continued with the medium throughout his life.