Herman Maril: An American Modernist
June 28–August 30, 2009
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of his birth and in concert with exhibitions held at the Provincetown Art Association Museum, the Ward Museum, Salisbury, Md., and the University of Maryland Art Gallery, the Walters will present this exhibition of paintings by Baltimore artist Herman Maril (1908–86). A graduate of MICA, Maril initially painted in the Social Realist style, but over the years, his style evolved into one of semi-abstraction reflecting his admiration of works by artists such as Mark Rothko and Milton Avery. In his later paintings, Maril adopted a bolder palate, applying his pigments in broad fields of color. For over 30 years, Maril served on the faculty of both the Studio Art and Art History Departments at the University of Maryland, College Park, teaching painting to countless students. Twenty-six of his seascapes, landscapes and still lifes, painted in Baltimore, Cape Cod and during his travels, will be shown.