Reginald Marsh was an urban realist painter in New York, devoting his career to depicting people going about their everyday business. He was greatly influenced by urban realists John Sloan, George Luks and Kenneth Hayes Miller. He went briefly to Europe and then returned to New York to pursue his sympathetic depiction of low-life subjects. Born in Paris his family settled in Nutley, New Jersey in 1900 and later in New Rochelle, New York. After graduating from Yale University, he worked as a free-lance illustrator in New York City for the Daily News and The New Yorker and studied at the Art Students League.
In the 1930s, he did murals for the W.P. A, and in 1943, he was elected a full Academician to the National Academy of Design.
Reginald Marsh died in Dorset, Vermont in 1954.
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