REGINALD MARSH,Vintage Americana,Vintage Crafting,Vintage Prints for Sale Reginald Marsh – Star Burlesque – A Treasury of American Prints

Reginald Marsh – Star Burlesque – A Treasury of American Prints


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IN THE MIDDLE TWENTIES, Marsh’s interest in the theater became marked
and he began to design stage sets. John Murray Anderson gave him a com-
mission to do a curtain for The GreenwichVillage Follies, composed entirely of
cartoons, and this led to Robert Edmond Jones asking him to help design the
sets for a Provincetown production.

Later he did some work for Paramount
Publix and Sandor Gluck’s Dance Theater.

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Since then, Marsh has been fascinated by theatrical material.
is a subject that is obviously as attractive to Marsh’s witty
eye as it must be abhorrent to the Arguses of the Watch and Ward Society.

There is no tut-tut attitude lurking behind this etching, only a sympathetic
and vivid reporting of a significant slice of New Yorkese. There is no cynicism
here, either. Yet, Marsh is not invariably gentle.

When asked what artistic problem he attempted to solve in ,

he replied, “Traditional form independent of what current cant tries to make us think what it is”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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