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Walters Exhibits Paintings by Herman Maril '28

Museum presents 23 of the late Baltimore artist's seascapes, landscapes and still lifes

Posted 06.18.09 by MICA Media Relations

Herman Maril, Red Boat, oil on canvas, 1959, private collection.

BALTIMORE--The Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St., presents Herman Maril: An American Modernist, an exhibition of 23 paintings by MICA alumnus and Baltimore artist Herman Maril '28. It opens June 28 and continues through Aug. 30.

Maril (1908-86) initially painted in the Social Realist style, but over the years, his style evolved into one of semi-abstraction, reflecting his admiration of works by artists such as Mark Rothko and Milton Avery, according to the Walters. In his later paintings, Maril adopted a bolder palette, applying his pigments in broad fields of color.

The exhibition, which features seascapes, landscapes and still lifes painted in Baltimore, Cape Cod, Mass., and during Maril's travels, will be shown as a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the late artist's birth.  Herman Maril: An American Modernist complements exhibitions held at the Provincetown Art Association Museum, the Ward Museum, Salisbury, Md., and the University of Maryland Art Gallery.

For more information, visit the Walters Web site.

Image caption: Herman Maril, Red Boat, oil on canvas, 1959, private collection. Image courtesy of The Walters Art Museum.

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