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Albert H. Marvin, Jr.

Another artist about whom little is known, the scant documentation available on Albert H. Marvin, Jr., indicates that he was a student at the Kansas City Art Institute in the 1930s. While serving in the Air Force during the Second World War he painted a series of murals documenting the history of flight for the officers’ club at the Air Force base in Portland, Oregon. He studied at Reed College in Portland after the war and pursued a career in aeronautics.

The details surrounding his superbly conceived and executed lithograph ‘Junk Dealer, Taos’ are lost to time, but the piece speaks eloquently for itself. The backstreet view of a peddler in a horse-drawn wagon is another slice of ordinary life in Taos that embodies the concept of ‘Glimpses of the Past.’