Happy Birthday Reginald Marsh!! Marsh was born in America in 1898, graduating from Yale and went on to become an illustrator for magazines and tabloids. He studied with Kenneth Hayes Miller (whom we looked at a few days go) becoming preoccupied with New York life and the constantly active city, Coney Island, burlesque shows, and honky- tonks. He painted with watercolor and ink, mainly using washes of black, gray and white, adding only pale color. Later Marsh was introduced to egg tempera and brought more color into his work. He tended to follow the Baroque and Renaissance artists more that the Impressionists. Battery Belles, exemplifies his style, with the woman clutching her heat and rushing past the ocean liner, The Normandie, the New York harbor in the background.