Reginald Marsh

American , 1898 - 1954

Reginald Marsh was born in 1898 in Paris, but he grew up in New Jersey. He graduated from Yale in 1920 and continued his studies at the Art Students League in New York under John Sloan, Kenneth Miller Hayes and George Luks.

Marsh supported himself throughout the 1920s, working as an illustrator for The New York Daily News, Harper’s Bazaar and several other periodicals. From 1922 to 1925, he produced more than 4,000 illustrations for the Daily News alone.

Marsh is known for having used contemporary subject matter to depict urban life with all its tawdry aspects. His fascination with the human crowd is best exemplified in his portrayals of Coney Island Beach and his crowded subways, burlesque scenes and Bowery bums. Though he is sometimes defined as a second generation Ashcan School artist, Marsh is best remembered and admired for his Depression-era work.

His first one-man show took place at the Whitney Studio Club in 1924 and the following year, he joined the staff of the New Yorker, to which he contributed regularly until 1931. Reginald Marsh died in Dorset, Vermont in 1954.
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Box at the Metropolitan

1934

Pia Gallo LLC

Price upon request

Gaiety Burlesk.

1930

The Old Print Shop, Inc.

$5,500 - $12,000

Steeplechase Swings.

1935

The Old Print Shop, Inc.

$2,200 - $5,500

Tattoo-Shave-Haircut

1932

The Old Print Shop, Inc.

$12,000 - $35,000

St. Jean de Luz

c. 1928

Harris Schrank Fine Prints

Price upon request

Pennsylvania Rail Road Loco Waiting to be Junked,

1932

Harris Schrank Fine Prints

Price upon request

Irving Place Burlesk

1929

Harris Schrank Fine Prints

$5,500 - $12,000

Loco-Erie Watering

1929

Harris Schrank Fine Prints

$2,200 - $5,500

Flying Concellos

1936

Harris Schrank Fine Prints

$2,200 - $5,500

Fan Dance at Jimmy Kelly's

1936

Harris Schrank Fine Prints

$2,200 - $5,500

East Tenth Street Jungle

1934

Harris Schrank Fine Prints

$2,200 - $5,500

Merry-Go-Round

1930

Thomas French Fine Art

Price upon request

Irving Place Burlesque

1930

William P. Carl Fine Prints

$5,500 - $12,000

Coney Island Beach #1.

1939

Allinson Gallery, Inc.

$2,200 - $5,500

Beach Picnic.

1939

Allinson Gallery, Inc.

$2,200 - $5,500

Tugboats with Brooklyn Bridge

1938

Keith Sheridan, LLC

$12,000 - $35,000