Happy Birthday John Marin!! American painter, born in 1870, Marin was influenced in style and technique by French artists such as Cezanne, but he definitely developed his own American subjects and themes. He traveled abroad from 1905-10 and then returned and was taken under Alfred Stieglitz' wing. His compositions are simple; his color intense and expressive. Cezanne and the Fauves' influences are seen in the painting included here: Tunk Mountains, Autumn, Maine (1945).