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Skyline from Pier Ten, Brooklyn

Skyline from Pier Ten, Brooklyn, 1931, Etching
Reginald Marsh (American, 1898 – 1954)

Reginald Marsh was an American painter, born in Paris, most notable for his depictions of life in New York City in the 1920s and 1930s. Marsh was drawn to New York’s harbors, which in the 1930s the harbors were extremely busy with people and commerce. Marsh would sketch the seaports, focusing on the tugboats coming in and out of the harbor, and capturing the details of the boats such as the masts, the bells, the sirens, and the deck chairs.