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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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owned and operated by the Herman Maril Foundation.

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

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Catch of the Day, 20 x 13 watercolor, 1964

DEBRA FORCE FINE ART IN NEW YORK TO REPRESENT HERMAN MARIL ARTWORK: The Herman Maril Foundation is pleased to announce that Debra Force Fine Art, Inc., in New York City, will be officially representing and exhibiting the artwork of Herman Maril. The gallery will launch this partnership with a Herman Maril exhibition opening March 2nd, 2017 and running through April 21st.
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.

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, COLLEGE PARK: The traveling exhibition entitled Herman Maril: The Strong Forms of Our Experience, with a heavy emphasis on works on paper, curated by Dr. Ann Wagner is taking place from September 7 through December 9. The exhibition is on display at the University of Maryland Art Gallery in the Parren J. Mitchell Art Sociology building. The Arkansas Art Center will show the exhibition January 27, 1027 through April 16, which will include a monograph, written by Wagner. This exhibition will also travel to the Cahoon Museum in Cotuit (Cape Cod, MA) in August through September of 2018.

HERMAN MARIL PANEL DICSUSSION: The University of Maryland Center for Art Knowledge at The Phillips Collection will host 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 include: 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.
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Catch of the Day, 20 x 13 watercolor, 1964

DEBRA FORCE FINE ART IN NEW YORK TO REPRESENT HERMAN MARIL ARTWORK: The Herman Maril Foundation is pleased to announce that Debra Force Fine Art, Inc., in New York City, will be officially representing and exhibiting the artwork of Herman Maril. The gallery will launch this partnership with a Herman Maril exhibition opening March 2nd, 2017 and running through April 21st.
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.

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, COLLEGE PARK: The traveling exhibition entitled Herman Maril: The Strong Forms of Our Experience, with a heavy emphasis on works on paper, curated by Dr. Ann Wagner is taking place from September 7 through December 9. The exhibition is on display at the University of Maryland Art Gallery in the Parren J. Mitchell Art Sociology building. The Arkansas Art Center will show the exhibition January 27, 1027 through April 16, which will include a monograph, written by Wagner. This exhibition will also travel to the Cahoon Museum in Cotuit (Cape Cod, MA) in August through September of 2018.

HERMAN MARIL PANEL DICSUSSION: The University of Maryland Center for Art Knowledge at The Phillips Collection will host 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 include: 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.
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SMITHSONIAN CONCERT SHOWCASE: The Smithsonian Museum of American Art has featured an image of “Duet # 3”, a 1971 oil by Herman Maril from its permanent collection in the 2016 Spring Calendar of Events magazine. The painting, focused on a concert piano, helps promote the museum’s Steinway Series of Concerts.

RECENT BOSTON EXHBIT: 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. 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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SMITHSONIAN CONCERT SHOWCASE: The Smithsonian Museum of American Art has featured an image of “Duet # 3”, a 1971 oil by Herman Maril from its permanent collection in the 2016 Spring Calendar of Events magazine. The painting, focused on a concert piano, helps promote the museum’s Steinway Series of Concerts.

RECENT BOSTON EXHBIT: 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. 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