Herman Maril

Herman Maril (American, 1908–1986), <em>The Beach</em>, ink on paper.  Gift of the Herman Maril Foundation, 2011.048.006

Herman Maril (American, 1908–1986), The Beach, ink on paper. Gift of the Herman Maril Foundation, 2011.048.006

SNITE Museum of Art October 28–December 16, 2012

The recent donation of eleven drawings by Herman Maril (American, 1908–1986) form the basis for this focused exhibition. Maril was an American modernist best known for his painted landscapes and seascapes of Baltimore and Cape Cod and as an influential art instructor during his forty-year tenure at the University of Maryland. His artistic influences were the modernists with whom he interacted while living in New York during the 1930s, such as Milton Avery. Later in life he came to know Mark Rothko as a friend and neighbor during summers spent in Provincetown.