Herman Maril

March 2 – April 21, 2017

Herman Maril (1908-1986)

At the Window

oil on canvas

28 x 18 inches

Herman Maril (1908-1986)

Bikini Figure, 1961

casein on paper

22 ½ x 21 ¾ inches

Herman Maril (1908-1986)

Blue Fish, 1970

oil on canvas

60 x 40 inches

Herman Maril (1908-1986)

Catch of the Day, 1964

casein on paper

20 x 13 inches

Herman Maril (1908-1986)

Central Park Skaters, 1981

oil on canvas

40 x 30 inches

Herman Maril (1908-1986)

Clothesline and Flowers, 1970

oil on canvas

40 x 30 inches

Herman Maril (1908-1986)

Dark Sea with Green Boat, 1979

casein on paper

22 ¼ x 15 ¼ inches

Herman Maril (1908-1986)

Dunes and Trees, 1978

watercolor on paper

8 x 12 inches

Herman Maril (1908-1986)

Form and Flow, 1958

oil on canvas

40 x 30 inches

Herman Maril (1908-1986)

The Harbor, Baltimore, 1980

oil on canvas

31 x 25 inches

Herman Maril (1908-1986)

Incoming Tide, 1981

oil on canvas

16 x 20 inches

Herman Maril (1908-1986)

Interior with Dresser, 1983

oil on canvas

40 x 60 inches

Herman Maril (1908-1986)

Landmark on the PRR, 1965

oil on canvas 

30 x 40 inches

Herman Maril (1908-1986)

Maine Coast, 1962

gouache on paper

14 x 11 inches

Herman Maril (1908-1986)

Memories of High Mount, 1960

oil on canvas

18 x 14 inches

Herman Maril (1908-1986)

Music in Studio, 1985

oil on canvas

29 7/8 x 23 7/8 inches

Herman Maril (1908-1986)

Nadja’s Garden, 1969

oil on canvas

54 x 35 ¾ inches

Herman Maril (1908-1986)

Pines and Deep Dunes, 1968

casein on paper

11 x 14 inches

Herman Maril (1908-1986)

Provincetown Bay, 1984

oil on canvas

22 x 30 inches

Herman Maril (1908-1986)

Sailboat, Green Sun, 1963

casein and pencil on tan paper

19 x 13 inches

Herman Maril (1908-1986)

Still Waters, 1973

oil on canvas

60 x 40 inches

Herman Maril (1908-1986)

Studio Corner, 1977

oil on canvas

30 x 40 inches

Herman Maril (1908-1986)

The Telephone, 1982

oil on canvas

40 x 29 7/8 inches

 

Herman Maril (1908-1986)

Victorian Nook, 1976

oil on canvas

50 x 40 inches

Herman Maril (1908-1986)

The Yellow Truck, 1980

oil on canvas

40 x 30 inches

Press Release

Debra Force Fine Art is pleased to announce the representation of the Herman Maril Estate (1908-1986). The gallery’s inaugural exhibition of Maril’s work, Herman Maril: Color and Space, features paintings from the 1950s-1980s that encompass the artist’s penchant for the sea, landscape, and interiors in his native Maryland and summer residence on Cape Cod. Large, open areas of space and vibrant, expressive color are combined to created compositions that incorporate elements of abstraction, while remaining tied to the recognizable elements of the artist’s everyday surroundings. 

 

Bikini Figure (1961) and Sailboat, Green Sun (1963) show Maril’s love of the sea and the relaxed atmosphere of his time spent on Cape Cod and trips to the Maine coast. Studio Corner (1977) focuses on the tools of the artist’s trade, while Blue Fish (1970) and At the Window (1958) show commercial and more domestic interior scenes. The bright flowers of Nadja’s Garden (1969) reflect his family’s home in Baltimore. 

 

Herman Maril was born in Baltimore and studied at the Maryland Institute of Fine Arts. He worked for the WPA’s artists’ program during the Depression and created murals for the US Treasury and Labor Departments, schools, and post offices. During this period, he exhibited at museums and galleries including Painting & Sculpture from 16 American Cities at the Museum of Modern Art in 1933 and the 1939 World’s Fair in New York.  After serving in the Army during World War II, he taught at the University of Maryland from 1946-1977, while continuing to paint and exhibiting his works at various prestigious art galleries including Macbeth, Babcock, Forum, and Terry Dintenfass Galleries in New York. He is represented in the collections of over 100 museums including the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Phillips Collection, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, among others. 

 

His works on paper are the subject of a solo exhibition, Herman Maril: Strong Forms of Our Experience, currently on view at the Arkansas Arts Center through April 16, 2017 and previously at the University of Maryland Art Gallery.

 

Herman Maril: Color and Space will be on view at Debra Force Fine Art, Inc. from March 2 – April 24, 2017. Please contact the gallery at 212-734-3636 or info@debraforce.com for additional information about the exhibition and available works by Herman Maril.