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The art and life of an original American artist of extraordinary stature



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Giant, 50 x 40 oil on canvas, 1967


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of an original American artist of extraordinary stature.

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Use the links on this page to explore the art and life of an original American artist of extraordinary stature.

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FEDERAL RESERVE EXHIBITS MARIL PAINTING:
“Tranquility,” a 1977 60”x40” oil on canvas painted by Herman Maril, was recently included in an exhibition of new acquisitions by The Federal Reserve in Washington for its permanent art collection. The painting is expected to be exhibited in the new wing of the Federal Reserve across the street upon the completion of its interior construction.

THE NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY TRAVELING SHOW: The National Portrait Gallery has published an impressive hardbound 336-page catalog book on the traveling exhibition "Eye To I", which has a Maril painting included in the show. The oil "Morning Paper" is featured on two pages with biographical material on the artist. A partial travel list for 2020-2021 has been released, starting with the Boca Raton Museum (March 24 - June 14) in Florida, the Albuquerque Museum (July 11 - September 20) in New Mexico, the Springfield Art Museum (October 17 - June 17, 2021) in Missouri, and The Art Museum of South Texas (February 11 - May 5, 2021).

HARMON-MEEK GALLERY EXHIBITION:
A Herman Maril exhibit is scheduled at the Naples, Florida gallery, April 20 - 30 this year.

DEBRA FORCE FINE ART IN NEW YORK CITY HELD ITS SECOND HERMAN MARIL EXHIBITION: Debra Force Fine Art, at 13 East 69th St, New York City, featured a one-man gallery exhibition of Herman Maril oils, works on paper, and a tapestry from the artist’s Provincetown summers with a selection of his Cape Cod artwork.
Debra Force Fine Art, specializing in American paintings, drawings and sculpture from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, is located at 13 East 69th St. The gallery is a member of the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) and the Private Art Dealers Association (PADA).  
With over 30 years of curatorial, auction, and retail experience, Debra Force established the gallery in 1999. Upon completion of graduate school coursework toward a doctorate, she became director of the CIGNA (formerly INA) Museum and Art Collection, a distinguished corporate collection of traditional and contemporary American art in Philadelphia, a position she held from 1978 to 1984.
From 1984 to 1993, she began as senior specialist in the American Paintings Department at Christie’s, ultimately becoming Senior Vice President and head of the department. Ms. Force later became director of American Art at Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Inc., New York, from 1993 to 1994, and from 1994 to 1999, she was director of Beacon Hill Fine Art in New York.
Frequently called upon for research and valuations by many museums, the Justice Department, the Barnes Foundation and major collectors, she lectures often about American art throughout the United States. Ms. Force is a member of the Board of the Private Art Dealers Association and the Archives of American Art.
Herman Maril, who is included in over 100 major public and private collections, is one of the few American artists with continual representation by major New York City galleries since 1936.

TRAVELING EXHIBITION SLATED FOR BALTIMORE: The Peale Center in Baltimore has committed to showing the Herman Maril traveling show "The Strong Forms of Our Experience" when the interior of the refurbished facility is finished in 2022. The Cahoon Museum featured (Aug. 18 - Oct. 28, 2018) that exhibition. This comprehensive show includes nearly 90 artworks, including watercolors, drawings, prints and selected paintings, and is accompanied by a four-color catalog available for purchase. The exhibition was curated by Dr. Ann Wagner, curator of drawings at the Arkansas Art Center. The exhibition included works executed from 1929 to 1985 and seven periods of his artistic development.

BUSY 2019 SUMMER AT PAAM:
Two Maril oils and one ink wash were featured in the exhibition "Studio Icons From The Permanent Collection", opened in July and which ran through November. Other artists in the show were Motherwell, Hopper, Hawthorne, and Hoffman. A special tour during the show included a visit to the Maril studio. Also, earlier in the summer, Director Chris McCarthy presented a seminar discussing the careers and artwork of Maril and Charles Hawthorne.

MARIL SHOW NAMED EXHIBITION OF THE MONTH: The traveling exhibition entitled Herman Maril: The Strong Forms of Our Experience, which had been on display at the Arkansas Art Center, was named “Exhibition of the Month" for March of 2017 by “Drawing Magazine”. The exhibit, with a heavy emphasis on works on paper, curated by Dr. Ann Wagner, ran from September 7 through December 9, 2016 at University of Maryland, College Park.
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HERMAN MARIL PANEL DISCUSSION: The University of Maryland Center for Art Knowledge at The Phillips Collection hosted a panel discussion about Herman Maril, the important Maryland-based modernist on November 17, 2016 at 6:30 pm, 1600 21st Street NW, Washington, DC in the Center Studio.
Duncan Phillips “discovered” Maril in 1933, kicking off the artist’s long and successful career as a painter and an art professor at the University of Maryland. Ann Prentice Wagner, Curator of Drawings at the Arkansas Arts Center, is the curator of the exhibition Herman Maril: The Strong Forms of Our Experience, currently on view at the University of Maryland Art Gallery. Other speakers at the Symposium included Christine McCarthy, Executive Director of the Provincetown Art Association and Museum in Provincetown, Massachusetts; Melissa Renn, Collections Manager of the Harvard Business School Art Collection; and Richard Klank, Professor of Painting and Art Theory at the University of Maryland and a friend and colleague of the artist.
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SMITHSONIAN CONCERT SHOWCASE: The Smithsonian Museum of American Art features an image of “Duet # 3”, a 1971 oil by Herman Maril from its permanent collection in its 2017 to 2018 brochure on the 21st Century Consort Moon Memory Music. The image highlights the February 17, 2018 program entitled Lenny's Legacy, a tribute to Leonard Bernstein. The painting, focused on a concert piano, hung at one time in former Vice-President Walter Mondale's office.

FINAL BOSTON EXHIBIT: The art of Herman Maril recently finished an exhibit at ACME Fine Arts in Boston. The gallery featured an exhibit entitled “Essential Herman Maril”, which opened on March 18 and ran through May 7, 2017. This is the final exhibition at ACME, which is closing in December.

ART AND POLITICS: A Herman Maril watercolor was included in the exhibition “Art Interrupted: Advancing American Art and the Politics of Cultural Diplomacy” which opened at the Jules Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University. The exhibition also traveled to the Fred Jones, Jr. Museum of Art , University of Oklahoma; and the Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia. Besides Maril, the exhibition included works by Gifford Beal, Charles Burchfield, Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Philip Evergood, Adolph Gottlieb, William Gropper, Philip Guston, Robert Gwathmey, Marsden Hartley, Edward Hopper, Karl Knaths, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Jacob Lawrence, Jack Levine, Loren MacIver, John Marin, Reginald Marsh, Robert Motherwell, Georgia O’Keeffe, Ben Shan and Max Weber. It appeared at the Georgia Museum of Art, January 25, 2014 - April 20, 2014.

HIS OWN PATH: THE SPIRIT AND LEGACY OF HERMAN MARIL, a collectible book, captures the life and spirit of Maril. It is a reflection of his creative journey and includes major essays by David W. Scott, PhD, and Howard E. Wooden with an introduction by David Maril, the artist’s son. It also includes a DVD documentary about the artist. To order your book, contact Denise Melvin at 301-985-7937 or arts@umuc.edu. The publication is available for $49 plus shipping.
FEDERAL RESERVE EXHIBITS MARIL PAINTING:
“Tranquility,” a 1977 60”x40” oil on canvas painted by Herman Maril, was recently included in an exhibition of new acquisitions by The Federal Reserve in Washington for its permanent art collection. The painting is expected to be exhibited in the new wing of the Federal Reserve across the street upon the completion of its interior construction.

THE NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY TRAVELING SHOW: The National Portrait Gallery has published an impressive hardbound 336-page catalog book on the traveling exhibition "Eye To I", which has a Maril painting included in the show. The oil "Morning Paper" is featured on two pages with biographical material on the artist. A partial travel list for 2020-2021 has been released, starting with the Boca Raton Museum (March 24 - June 14) in Florida, the Albuquerque Museum (July 11 - September 20) in New Mexico, the Springfield Art Museum (October 17 - June 17, 2021) in Missouri, and The Art Museum of South Texas (February 11 - May 5, 2021).

HARMON-MEEK GALLERY EXHIBITION:
A Herman Maril exhibit is scheduled at the Naples, Florida gallery, April 20 - 30 this year.

DEBRA FORCE FINE ART IN NEW YORK CITY HELD ITS SECOND HERMAN MARIL EXHIBITION: Debra Force Fine Art, at 13 East 69th St, New York City, featured a one-man gallery exhibition of Herman Maril oils, works on paper, and a tapestry from the artist’s Provincetown summers with a selection of his Cape Cod artwork.
Debra Force Fine Art, specializing in American paintings, drawings and sculpture from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, is located at 13 East 69th St. The gallery is a member of the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) and the Private Art Dealers Association (PADA).  
With over 30 years of curatorial, auction, and retail experience, Debra Force established the gallery in 1999. Upon completion of graduate school coursework toward a doctorate, she became director of the CIGNA (formerly INA) Museum and Art Collection, a distinguished corporate collection of traditional and contemporary American art in Philadelphia, a position she held from 1978 to 1984.
From 1984 to 1993, she began as senior specialist in the American Paintings Department at Christie’s, ultimately becoming Senior Vice President and head of the department. Ms. Force later became director of American Art at Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Inc., New York, from 1993 to 1994, and from 1994 to 1999, she was director of Beacon Hill Fine Art in New York.
Frequently called upon for research and valuations by many museums, the Justice Department, the Barnes Foundation and major collectors, she lectures often about American art throughout the United States. Ms. Force is a member of the Board of the Private Art Dealers Association and the Archives of American Art.
Herman Maril, who is included in over 100 major public and private collections, is one of the few American artists with continual representation by major New York City galleries since 1936.

TRAVELING EXHIBITION SLATED FOR BALTIMORE: The Peale Center in Baltimore has committed to showing the Herman Maril traveling show "The Strong Forms of Our Experience" when the interior of the refurbished facility is finished in 2022. The Cahoon Museum featured (Aug. 18 - Oct. 28, 2018) that exhibition. This comprehensive show includes nearly 90 artworks, including watercolors, drawings, prints and selected paintings, and is accompanied by a four-color catalog available for purchase. The exhibition was curated by Dr. Ann Wagner, curator of drawings at the Arkansas Art Center. The exhibition included works executed from 1929 to 1985 and seven periods of his artistic development.
BUSY 2019 SUMMER AT PAAM: Two Maril oils and one ink wash were featured in the exhibition "Studio Icons From The Permanent Collection", opened in July and which ran through November. Other artists in the show were Motherwell, Hopper, Hawthorne, and Hoffman. A special tour during the show included a visit to the Maril studio. Also, earlier in the summer, Director Chris McCarthy presented a seminar discussing the careers and artwork of Maril and Charles Hawthorne.

MARIL SHOW NAMED EXHIBITION OF THE MONTH: The traveling exhibition entitled Herman Maril: The Strong Forms of Our Experience, which had been on display at the Arkansas Art Center, was named “Exhibition of the Month" for March of 2017 by “Drawing Magazine”. The exhibit, with a heavy emphasis on works on paper, curated by Dr. Ann Wagner, ran from September 7 through December 9, 2016 at University of Maryland, College Park.
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HERMAN MARIL PANEL DISCUSSION: The University of Maryland Center for Art Knowledge at The Phillips Collection hosted a panel discussion about Herman Maril, the important Maryland-based modernist on November 17, 2016 at 6:30 pm, 1600 21st Street NW, Washington, DC in the Center Studio.
Duncan Phillips “discovered” Maril in 1933, kicking off the artist’s long and successful career as a painter and an art professor at the University of Maryland. Ann Prentice Wagner, Curator of Drawings at the Arkansas Arts Center, is the curator of the exhibition Herman Maril: The Strong Forms of Our Experience, currently on view at the University of Maryland Art Gallery. Other speakers at the Symposium included Christine McCarthy, Executive Director of the Provincetown Art Association and Museum in Provincetown, Massachusetts; Melissa Renn, Collections Manager of the Harvard Business School Art Collection; and Richard Klank, Professor of Painting and Art Theory at the University of Maryland and a friend and colleague of the artist.

NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY:
“The Morning Paper,” a 48 x 40 inch oil painted by Herman Maril, in 1973, was selected to be in the permanent collection at the National Portrait Gallery. The painting will be part of a Smithsonian traveling show in 2020 around the nation of portraits. The painting is included in the museum's just published 336-page hardbound catalog of this exhibition entitled "Eye to I".
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SMITHSONIAN CONCERT SHOWCASE: The Smithsonian Museum of American Art features an image of “Duet # 3”, a 1971 oil by Herman Maril from its permanent collection in its 2017 to 2018 brochure on the 21st Century Consort Moon Memory Music. The image highlights the February 17, 2018 program entitled Lenny's Legacy, a tribute to Leonard Bernstein. The painting, focused on a concert piano, hung at one time in former Vice-President Walter Mondale's office.

FINAL BOSTON EXHIBIT: The art of Herman Maril recently finished an exhibit at ACME Fine Arts in Boston. The gallery featured an exhibit entitled “Essential Herman Maril”, which opened on March 18 and ran through May 7, 2017. This is the final exhibition at ACME, which is closing in December.

ART AND POLITICS: A Herman Maril watercolor was included in the exhibition “Art Interrupted: Advancing American Art and the Politics of Cultural Diplomacy” which opened at the Jules Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University. The exhibition also traveled to the Fred Jones, Jr. Museum of Art , University of Oklahoma; and the Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia. Besides Maril, the exhibition included works by Gifford Beal, Charles Burchfield, Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Philip Evergood, Adolph Gottlieb, William Gropper, Philip Guston, Robert Gwathmey, Marsden Hartley, Edward Hopper, Karl Knaths, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Jacob Lawrence, Jack Levine, Loren MacIver, John Marin, Reginald Marsh, Robert Motherwell, Georgia O’Keeffe, Ben Shan and Max Weber. It appeared at the Georgia Museum of Art, January 25, 2014 - April 20, 2014.

HIS OWN PATH: THE SPIRIT AND LEGACY OF HERMAN MARIL, a collectible book, captures the life and spirit of Maril. It is a reflection of his creative journey and includes major essays by David W. Scott, PhD, and Howard E. Wooden with an introduction by David Maril, the artist’s son. It also includes a DVD documentary about the artist. To order your book, contact Denise Melvin at 301-985-7937 or arts@umuc.edu. The publication is available for $49 plus shipping.

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Languid Cat, 1976
oil on canvas, 39 x 30
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Skaters, 1966
oil on canvas, 36 x 30
University of Maryland
University College

Affiliated Galleries
Debra Force Fine Art
Harmon-Meek

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“My preoccupation in painting has always been space....huge open areas of space. I like to think of the concept of space. I like to deal with big open spaces. And color. Color and space is painting.”
- Herman Maril
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“My preoccupation in painting
has always been space...
huge open areas of space.
I like to think of the concept of space.
I like to deal with big open spaces.
And color. Color and space is painting.”
- Herman Maril

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Languid Cat, 1976
oil on canvas, 39 x 30

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Skaters, 1966
oil on canvas, 36 x 30
University of Maryland
University College

Affiliated Galleries
Debra Force Fine Art
Harmon-Meek

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